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UN condemns plane's downing, but issues remain

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Reuters

As a train in eastern Ukraine heads off, carrying bodies and belongings of the victims of the Malaysia passenger plane, tensions escalate in the United Nations Security Council.

Even after a unanimous vote to condemn the downing of the plane, the Russian ambassador to the UN warns fellow members not to jump to conclusions.

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) VITALY CHURKIN, RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS, SAYING:

"What is going on today is absolutely inadmissible. It seems that Kiev is attempting to draw the shock of the international community given the downing of MH17 to step up its punitive operations in the east of the country."

The U.S. and its allies have blamed pro-Russian rebels for downing the plane that killed all 298 passengers on board.

Russia's full cooperation and its influence over the rebels have raised issues for council members.

The council's resolution also demanded respect for the site's integrity and cooperation from armed groups con

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