SPAIN is demanding answers after the shooting down of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine.
The foreign ministry described its ‘consternation and profound sadness’ over the crash of the Malaysian Airlines plane, believed to have been shot down yesterday in pro-Russian separatist territory.
“Spain hopes an investigation can explain the circumstances of the accident as quickly as possible,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
It also expressed condolences for the families of the 298 victims – said to include ten Brits.
Barcelona-based Vueling airlines has said it will divert flights away from the airspace at which the supposed missile launch took place.
The Boeing 777-200, en route from Amsterdam Schiphol to Kuala Lumpur, was reportedly shot out of the sky at 33,000 feet, by what US officials say was a Russian-made surface to air missile.
But Russian President Vladimir Putin has laid the blame on Ukraine.
He insists the tragedy would never have happened if the Ukraine government had not escalated the war.
Among the victims were 154 Dutch, 27 Australians, 23 Malaysians, 11 Indonesians, nine Britons, four Belgians, three Filipinos and a Canadian.