Ukraine president says, "Armed Forced of Ukraine did not take action against any airborne targets."


Eyewitness' alleged photo of debris of MH17:



UPDATE- 8:57AM: 

Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's Interior Minister, said on his facebook page that the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher. 

Malaysian Airlines said on its Twitter feed that it "has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow."


Here's what we know: (Early 8oclock hour)

• Interfax reports that a Malaysian plane has crashed in Ukraine

• The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur

• 295 people were on board (280 passengers, 15 crew)

• Reports that the plane could have been shot down

Raw footage captured of the aftermath:

We will continue to update with any new information on this extremely tragic event.