US vice president Joe Biden, meanwhile, described the plane as being "blown out of the sky".
Denmark’s foreign minister, Martin Lidegaard, said that the international community should not rush to judgement.
Terrible MH17 tragedy in Eastern Ukraine. My most deepfelt condolences to families & relatives. Facts must be established! #dkpol
— Martin Lidegaard (@martinlidegaard) July 17, 2014
Heavily incriminating intercept of Russian speaking persons talking immediately after downing. Released by Kiev. http://t.co/WMdMP7Gyx3
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) July 17, 2014