A Malaysia Airlines flight which originated from Amsterdam and was en route to Kuala Lampur has crashed into eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian official Anton Gerashchenko said 295 people were onboard, as reported by The Guardian.
Malaysia Airlines has confirmed that it lost contact with MH17 at 1415 (GMT) and that the plane’s last known position was over Ukranian airspace.
Gerashchenko went on to state that the plane had crashed after being hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher because it did not enter Russian airspace when expected.
The jet is a Boeing 777, according to Interfax.
More details to follow.
The Ukrainian government released a video yesterday of a recorded phone conversation between a Russian intelligence agent and a pro-Russian rebel leader.