1655: The United Nations (UN) Security Council has called for a "full, thorough and independent international investigation" into the downing of the plane and "appropriate accountability" for those responsible. The UN held an emergency meeting today on the incident.
1556: Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister has told Rossiya 24 channel that Moscow has no plans to seize the flight recorders from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. He said such a move would violate international law as it's up to relevant international agencies to investigate of the incident.
1457: The US believes Russian separatists fired missile that downed the Malaysia Airlines plane, according to Dow Jones, citing sources.
1308: Ukraine Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has told CNN there was "no way our forces could be engaged in any way" in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane. He said Ukraine did not have any military assets in the area that could have shot down the aircraft. Klimkin added there's "no way" that separatists took anti-aircraft equipment from Ukraine's military.
Klimkin says Ukraine intercepted telephone calls between "terrorists" at the time the plane was shot down. He said he doesn't buy any message that Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't responsible for pro-Russian separatists getting "more and more different (kinds) of weaponry."
1206: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a cease-fire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia militants was "essential" after an airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine, according to Interfax news agency. Lavrov said a video conference would take place soon between Kiev and pro-Russia rebels on a potential cease-fire.
1106: World leaders have demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner, according to Reuters. A US official said Washington strongly suspected the airliner was downed by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow.
1034: Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has blamed the deaths of 298 passengers on pro-Russia separatists, referring to tapped phone conversations during which a rebel leader "boasted that the airliner had been shot down". "War has come to the territory of Ukraine, and the consequences of this war have rolled across the world," he said.
0920: Rescue workers have recovered a second flight recorder belonging to the Malaysian airliner which was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
0851: Ihor Dolhov, the Ukrainian ambassador to Nato, has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that intercepted phone calls between separatists and Moscow confirmed that rebels were responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines aircraft.
0840: Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are to give international investigators access to the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet, BBC News reported.