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U.S. finds no direct link between Russia and Flight 17 downing

U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that they believed Russian separatists downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 using a surface-to-air missile, according to the Associated Press. However, they said there was no indication Russia had any direct involvement in the attack.

That said, they added that Moscow "created the conditions" for the disaster by training and arming the separatist forces in the first place.