At least one American citizen was killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, President Obama announced Friday.
The State Department confirmed the identity of the American killed as a US-Dutch citizen, Quinn Lucas Schansman.
President Obama called the downing of MH17 “an outrage of unspeakable proportions” and said that U.S. intelligence indicates the plane “was shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched from a separatist-held area in Ukraine.”
President Obama called for an immediate ceasefire in the region. “It’s time for peace to be restored in Ukraine.”