Updated: 07/18/2014 00:20 | By Agence France-Presse

Ukraine leader says Malaysia jet may have been shot down

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine may have been shot down.


Ukraine leader says Malaysia jet may have been shot down

Malaysia Airlines airliners at Kuala Lumpur Airport in Sepang on June 17, 2014 - by Manan Vatsyayana

"We do not exclude that the plane was shot down and confirm that the Ukraine Armed Forces did not fire at any targets in the sky," Poroshenko said in a statement posted on the president's website.

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