A passenger plane from Malaysia Airlines with 295 passengers aboard was shot down this Thursday in a city in eastern Ukraine , said an adviser to the interior minister, while the Malaysian airline itself said it lost contact with the aircraft in the Ukrainian airspace.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the armed forces of his country did not launch any missile against an aerial target. The pro-Russian rebels also blamed the incident and they blamed the Ukrainian armed forces.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with U.S. President Barack Obama about what happened.
Anton Gerashenko , adviser of the Ukrainian Interior Minister, said on his Facebook page that the plane was flying at an altitude of 10,000 meters (33,000 feet) when it was hit by a missile fired from a launcher Buk. (this type of missile can reach an altitude of up to 22,000 meters (72,000 feet).
The fate of the passengers was unknown, how many could have died or if there were any survivors could not be determined at the moment.
"We do not exclude that this plane could have been shot down and ensure that the armed forces of Ukraine did not participate in any action against aerial targets," said President Poroshenko. "We ensure that those who are guilty of this tragedy will be held accountable."
Earlier the same Thursday, The Associated Press journalists saw a missile launcher near the eastern Ukrainian city of Snizhne, which is controlled by Russian rebels.
The airline said on Twitter that his flight MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia Airlines is notorious because one of their aircraft, the 370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared earlier in March. The plane has not been found, but the search has been concentrated in the Indian Ocean west of Australia.
Malaysian Defense Minister Hishamuddin Hussein gave orders to the army to confirm all information.
The Donetsk regional government said Thursday that the plane crashed near the village of Gravobo , currently under the control of pro-Russian separatists and where in recent days there has been heavy fighting between rebels and soldiers.
On Wednesday, a Ukrainian military plane was shot down by a missile launched by a Russian aircraft, the Ukrainian authorities said Thursday. The statement adds to the growing evidence that Moscow is directly supporting the separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Many airlines prefer to fly higher, or around the conflict zone to prevent such tragedies.
So far it is unknown who is responsible for the incident.
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The provisional squad lists for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ have been confirmed, with all 32 teams selecting the players who will represent their nations on the global stage between 12 June - 13 July.
Each coach now has until 2 June to trim down their selection to the final 23-man squad to compete at the tournament. That final side will be announced on 5 June at 12:00 CET onFIFA.com, along with extensive profiles for all the players who will be taking part.
To see the confirmed preliminary selections for each team at Brazil 2014, as well as details such as their international caps and goals, positions and clubs, click on Release list of players For even more in-depth statistics and information on all 32 teams taking part - from the coaches and previous performances, right down to the kits they'll wear in Brazil, check out our 2014 FIFA World Cup Teams Stat Kit.
History of the Getty Villa
This film describes the history, collections, and setting of the Getty Villa.
Get to the Getty Villa via public transport! The Getty Villa is served by Metro Bus 534, which stops at Coastline Drive and Pacific Coast Highway directly across from the Getty Villa entrance. To find the route that is best for you, call 323-GO-METRO (323-466-3876) or use the Trip Planner on www.metro.net, the Web site of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. (Please note that passengers riding the bus to visit the Getty Villa must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus.)
On-site parking is available for all ticket holders and is $15 per car or motorcycle, but $10 per car or motorcycle after 5:00 p.m. for all evening public programming, including theater, music, film, lectures, and other special programs held after 5:00 p.m.
Visitors to the Getty Villa are not permitted to park anywhere other than the Getty Villa as a condition of the Conditional Use Permit issued by the City of Los Angeles.
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