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Eastern Ukraine highlighting Donetsk Oblast and separatist regions. Adapted from Arsenal For Democracy’s complete 2014 Ukraine crisis map, with MH17 flight geography information from the New York Times.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed today in the war zone of Eastern Ukraine‚Äôs Donets basin (Donbas). All 298 lives were lost. The cause is still unknown, but it appears someone shot it down. Eyewitness accounts say it was breaking apart as it came down from a reported 33,000 feet. The Russian-aligned rebels deny they have the capacity at that altitude, though they can and have hit lower planes, and they may not be telling the truth about their capacities … [READ MORE]