The Senate passed a resolution Thursday night that condemns the downing of a jetliner over eastern Ukraine.
Sens. Chris MurphyChris MurphyOvernight Finance: Trump advisor offers new hope for NAFTA | Funding bill to be released Tuesday | Senate Dems fight for miner pensions Wrestling mogul McMahon could slam her way into Trump administration Dem on Trump's foreign policy moves: 'That's how wars start' MORE (D-Conn.) and Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonWeek ahead: GOP quickly laying groundwork for reg rollback The Hill's 12:30 Report Passing US-Canada preclearance would improve security and economy 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.