She cautioned, however, that the investigation was still ongoing and final determinations had not yet been made. But if rebels were responsible, Clinton added, their equipment likely came from neighboring Russia.
“If there is evidence pointing in that direction, the equipment had to come from Russia. What more the Russians might or might not have done, we don't know,” she said. “There is a great deal of concern that, not only was a civilian plane shot down, but what this means about the continuing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and the role that Russia is playing.”