The Senate passed a resolution Thursday night that condemns the downing of a jetliner over eastern Ukraine.
Sens. Chris MurphyChris MurphyOvernight Healthcare: IRS doubted legality of ObamaCare payments, ex-official says Week ahead: Pressure builds on Zika funding Dems pressure Obama on vow to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees MORE (D-Conn.) and Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonPressure builds from GOP to delay internet domain transition Juan Williams: Electoral map looks grim for Trump The Trail 2016: Sanders who? MORE (R-Wis.) introduced S. Res. 520, which passed through a unanimous consent agreement.
The flight, carrying 298 people, was shot down on July 17. Ukrainian officials have blamed pro-Russian separatists in the region, saying the militants shot down the plane with an antiaircraft missile.
The resolution also calls on the Russian government to immediately stop sending weapons and fighters across the border into Ukraine and urges the European Union to join the United States in increasing sanctions against Russia.