July 22nd, 2014
09:48 PM ET

Rep. Ruppersberger: "I wouldn't be surprised if a Russian was involved" with downing MH17

A senior Ukrainian official tells CNN a Russian officer triggered the missile that struck Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, killing all 298 people on board.

U.S. intelligence officials say they can't confirm exactly who fired that missile and whether the Russian military was responsible. But Ukraine claims they have the evidence to prove it.

Outfront, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee: Congressman Charles Albert"Dutch" Ruppersberger. He's been briefed on the MH17 crash.

Filed under: International • MH17 plane crash • News • Ukraine
July 22nd, 2014
09:25 PM ET

Hundreds of flights pass over conflict zones daily

The U.S. government is banning all flights to and from Israel's main airport in Tel Aviv.

Their reasoning? On Tuesday, a rocket launched by Hamas in Gaza struck just a mile away from Ben Gurion Airport.

Israel is urging the U.S. to reconsider but the White House says it won't overrule the ban.

This comes just days after a Malaysia jet was shot down mid-air over a war zone in eastern Ukraine. All 298 passengers on board were killed.

There are dangerous fly zones all over the world and it might be a surprise to many that passenger jets fly through them daily.

So, why aren't these combat areas off-limits for flights?

CNN's Rene Marsh has this OutFront investigation.

Filed under: Aviation Industry • International • Israel • Israel-Gaza conflict • News
July 22nd, 2014
09:10 PM ET

Expert: Missile is designed to explode before hitting plane

CNN aviation analyst David Soucie details what investigators will be looking for when examining Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 debris.

Filed under: International • MH17 plane crash • News • Ukraine
July 22nd, 2014
08:51 PM ET

Witnesses of MH17 crash describe gruesome aftermath

It's only been five days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot out of the sky, but for those in a rural area of Eastern Ukraine who actually witnessed the crash, it's a day they'll never forget.

Phil Black reports.

Filed under: International • MH17 plane crash • News • Ukraine
July 22nd, 2014
08:35 PM ET

Ukraine: Russian officer fired missile that downed MH17

The Ukraine makes a new and direct allegation.

A senior Ukrainian official tells CNN it was a Russian officer who triggered the surface-to-air missile that blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky.

A Russian, who hit, go. Not just advised, not just trained, not just supplied the missile system, but a Russian who hit, fire.

Kyung Lah is OutFront in Ukraine with more.

Filed under: International • MH17 plane crash • News • Ukraine