BREAKING: US Intelligence reports no link to Russia in downing of Malaysian plane

by The Daily Lede

Sources have told Associated Press that no link to Russia can be found in the shooting down of Malaysian passenger flight MH17.  This according to intelligence gatherings.

Officials do believe that the the airliner was in fact hit by an SA-11 missile fired by Ukrainian pro-Russian militia members but was likely shot down in error.

Intelligence reports suggest that, although the US maintains that Russia was complicit in creating the conditions that led to the crash, there is no evidence suggesting that any Russians were present during the launch.

Officials would not confirm whether the crew who fired the missile were trained in Russia.