Obama, Putin discuss Malaysia plane incident

BY Associated Press  July 17, 2014 at 1:23 PM EDT

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak in Port of Wilmington, Delaware, at 2:10 p.m. EDT today. It is reported that he will address the situation in Ukraine. We will live stream the event above.

MOSCOW — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have discussed the Malaysia Airlines plane incident over eastern Ukraine.

The Kremlin website published a statement late Thursday that says “the Russian leader informed the U.S. president of the report from air traffic controllers that the Malaysian plane had crashed on Ukrainian territory, which had arrived immediately before the phone call.”

The statement gave no further details about what the leaders discussed with regard to the plane crash. The rest of the phone call was dedicated to the general situation in eastern Ukraine, and recent U.S. sanctions against Russian individuals and companies.