UPDATE 2: CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent tweets that the Ukrainian government says it has recordings of calls between the terrorists, or Russian separatists, and Russian intelligence discussing the shooting down of the Malaysian plance. This is from a press conference just held by Ukrainian officials and CNN is reporting the same thing on TV:
Breaking: #Ukraine govt says has recordings of calls b/t "terrorists" & Russian intel discussing "shoot-down" of Malaysian jet
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 17, 2014
UPDATE: Here’s a live stream for those of you not in front of a TV;
It’s being reported that a Malaysian plane that was flying at 33,000 feet has been shot down in the Ukraine by a ground-to-air missile. All 295 on board are believed to be dead:
SKY NEWS – A Malaysian passenger plane with 295 people on board has been shot down as it flew above eastern Ukraine, according to aviation sources.
The plane, which is believed to have been flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was travelling at an altitude of 10km (6.2 miles) when it was shot down, Russia’s Interfax reported.
The Boeing 777 was brought down by a Buk ground-to-air missile, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry quoted by the news agency said.
The adviser said the 280 passengers and 15 crew members who were on the plane are all believed to have died.
A spokesman for Malaysian Airlines confirmed it had lost contact with flight MH17, which departed from Amsterdam at 12.14am local time.
The flight disappeared from radar as it flew over Ukrainian airspace, he said.