There are no signs of survivors at the scene of the crash near the village of Grabovo, which is under the control of separatist rebels.
There are reports of a missile strike, but a flight at 33,000 feet requires sophisticated weaponry well beyond the kill force of a shoulder fired rocket.
The Ukrainians are claiming that Pro-Russia rebels did it. We’ll see.
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