Vice President Joe Biden provided further confirmation Thursday that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine.
“We don’t have all the detail yet. I want to be sure of what I say. Apparently, have been shot down. Not an accident. Blown out of the sky,” Biden said during a speech at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit.
An unnamed U.S. official told multiple media outlets that the passenger jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
Both Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces have denied responsibility for the crash.