Obama addresses situation in Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines crash

Obama addresses situation in Ukraine, Malaysia Airlines crash

Los Angeles Times staff carries a live stream and social media updates on the situation in Ukraine as President Obama makes his address.

  • 7/18/2014 3:19:39 PM Katie.Landan

    This event is now closed. Go to www.latimes.com for the latest. 
  • "We offer our deep condolences to all those who lost loved ones on board." —@PressSec on #MH17: http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bsy1UqDCAAALk1m.png

  • President Obama spoke to Ukrainian President Poroshenko following the tragic crash of #MH17: go.wh.gov/D4bM2X http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bsx4JNhCAAAa8PY.jpg

  • 7/18/2014 3:15:58 PM Katie.Landan

    From L.A. Times: Malaysia struggles to cope with second air tragedy 

    Photo: AFP/Getty Images
  • 7/18/2014 3:19:45 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Malaysia Airlines defends the flight path of the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane. The L.A. Times' Steven Zeitchik reports from Kiev.
  • 7/18/2014 3:22:33 PM Katie.Landan

  • 7/18/2014 3:22:49 PM Katie.Landan

  • 7/18/2014 3:25:11 PM Katie.Landan
  • Now delayed until Noon. MT @WhiteHouse: At 11:30am ET, President Obama comments on the situation in Ukraine. wh.gov/live
  • 7/18/2014 3:32:38 PM Amy.Hubbard
    NPR is reporting the Obama statement has been delayed half an hour until 9 a.m. PDT.
  • 7/18/2014 3:42:55 PM Katie.Landan

  • 7/18/2014 3:44:43 PM Katie.Landan

    People react in front of the Netherlands Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, where there is a growing memorial for the 298 people who died after flight MH17 of Malaysia Airlines crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. (Sergei Supinsky / AFP/Getty Images)



  • 7/18/2014 3:48:47 PM Katie.Landan
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  • 7/18/2014 3:55:02 PM Katie.Landan
    President Obama: "Evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by surface-to-air-missile."
  • 7/18/2014 3:55:50 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Obama: "We know that these separatists have received a steady flow of support from Russia, this includes arms and training, it includes heavy weapons and it includes anti aircraft weapons."
  • 7/18/2014 3:56:11 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Obama: "There has to be a credible international investigation into what happened." 
  • 7/18/2014 3:56:15 PM Katie.Landan
    President Obama: "Russia, pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine must adhere to an immediate cease-fire."
  • 7/18/2014 3:56:19 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Obama calls for immediate cease-fire.
  • 7/18/2014 3:57:36 PM Katie.Landan
    President Obama: "It is time for peace and security to restore in Ukraine."
  • 7/18/2014 3:57:58 PM Katie.Landan


  • 7/18/2014 3:58:32 PM Katie.Landan


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  • 7/18/2014 4:00:20 PM Katie.Landan
    Obama shifts talking points to situation in Gaza.

  • 7/18/2014 4:00:30 PM Katie.Landan


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  • 7/18/2014 4:01:55 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Obama on AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia flight : "In the midst of conflict and killing there are people like these, people who are focused on what can be built rather than what can be destroyed ... people who define themselves ... by the humanity we hold in common."
  • 7/18/2014 4:02:57 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Does the U.S. believe this passenger jet was targeted?

    Obama: "It's too early for us to be able to guess... the intentions of those who launched the surface to air missile might have had."
  • 7/18/2014 4:03:38 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Obama: "What we have confidence in saying ... a surface to air missile was fired, and that's what brought the jet down.  That shot was taken in a territory controlled by the Russian separatists."
  • 7/18/2014 4:04:30 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Obama: "My concern is there has been a lot of misinformation generated in eastern Ukraine generally. This should snap everybody's heads to attention ... We need to know exactly what happened."
  • 7/18/2014 4:04:54 PM Katie.Landan


  • 7/18/2014 4:05:47 PM Amy.Hubbard
    On Putin and the Kremlin, Obama asks: "Are they going to continue to support violent separatists whose intent is to undermine the government of Ukraine, or are they prepared to work with the government of Ukraine to arrive at a cease-fire and a peace."
  • 7/18/2014 4:06:24 PM Amy.Hubbard

    Obama takes questions on Ukraine. 


  • 7/18/2014 4:06:39 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Obama: "We don't see a U.S. military role beyond what we've been doing."
  • 7/18/2014 4:06:52 PM Katie.Landan


  • 7/18/2014 4:07:56 PM Katie.Landan



  • 7/18/2014 4:09:16 PM Katie.Landan
    President Obama: "We have increasing confidence it [missile] came from areas controlled by separatists."
  • 7/18/2014 4:09:55 PM Amy.Hubbard
    Obama on Putin's responsibility: "He has the most control over that situation and so far at least he has not exercised it."
  • 7/18/2014 4:13:58 PM Katie.Landan



  • 7/18/2014 4:22:19 PM American Citizen
    I get more information from the news agencies than I do hearing it re-iterated by the President
  • President Obama said that one American died in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine.
    cnn.com
  • U.S. investigators head to Ukraine to study Malaysia Airlines crash lat.ms/UfQQ3J
  • 7/18/2014 4:28:32 PM Amy.Hubbard
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