Presumptive 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has placed blame for the downing of a Malaysian plane earlier today on Russia.

She told Charlie Rose there appears “to be some growing awareness” that  “Russian insurgents” were behind the downing.

“There is a great deal of concern that not only was a civilian plane shot down but what this means about the continuing conflict in eastern Ukraine and the role that Russia is playing,” Clinton said.

The former Secretary of State said if Russia is held to blame for the incident sanctions against Russia should be tightened and Europe should stop importing Russian energy.

“Europeans have to be the ones to take the lead on this,” Clinton said. “It was a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over European territory. There should be outrage in European capitals.”

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