UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Malaysia airline crash

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The United Nations Security Council plans to hold an emergency meeting on the passenger plane crash in Ukraine Friday afternoon. CCTV’s Liling Tan reports from the UN headquarters in New York.

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United Nations to hold emergency meeting on Malaysia airline crash

United Nations to hold emergency meeting on Malaysia airline crash

The United Nations Security Council plans to hold an emergency meeting on the passenger plane crash in Ukraine Friday afternoon. CCTV's Liling Tan reports from UN headquarters in New York.

Britain’s U.N. Mission said Thursday it requested the meeting of the Security Council and later tweeted that it is set for 10 a.m. EDT Friday.

The request follows Wednesday’s downing of a Ukrainian air force fighter and Thursday’s crash of MH17 carrying 295 people in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine’s U.N. Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev tweeted after Thursday’s crash in a rebel-controlled area that “Ukraine will present the evidence of Russian military involvement into the Boeing crash. This crime should be fully investigated.”

CCTV’s Elaine Reyes interviews Andrew Borene, an adviser with the Truman National Security Project in Washington, to talk about military implications of downing a civilian jet.

Andrew Borene on military consequences of downing a civilian jet

Andrew Borene on military consequences of downing a civilian jet

CCTV's Elaine Reyes interviews Andrew Borene, an adviser with the Truman National Security Project in Washington, to talk about military implications of downing a civilian jet.