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FULL PRESSER: Obama IDs US Citizen Onboard Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

Updated: Friday, July 18 2014, 02:18 PM EDT

By Friday morning one US citizen had been identified among Malaysia Flight 17's passenger manifest, President Obama announced at a press conference. The victim was identified as Quinn Lucas Schansman.

"We have working through the flight manifest and identifying which passenger might've had a US passport," Obama said. "At this stage...this is our best assessment of the number of Americans that were killed."

Obama confirmed that it was a surface-to-air missile that brought the Malaysia Airlines flight down in an area believed to be controlled by Russian-backed separatists. He called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and announced broader economic sanctions against Russia.

"We know that these separatists have received a steady flow of support from Russia," Obama said, including weapons and training.

The President noted that there were nearly 100 researchers and advocates traveling to an international conference dedicated to combating HIV.

Obama is calling for an international investigation.

FULL PRESSER: Obama IDs US Citizen Onboard Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

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