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The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the downing of a Malaysian Boieng-777 that killed 298 people aboard, UN Security Council web site reports.

It also demanded that armed groups allow "safe, secure, full, and unrestricted access" to the crash site.

The resolution also demands unimpeded international access to the crash site and accountability for those responsible.

The Council also demanded that those responsible for this incident to be held to account and that all States cooperate fully with efforts to establish accountability.

Ahead of the UN vote, U.S. President Barack Obama said that "Russia -- and President Putin in particular -- has direct responsibility to compel them to cooperate with the investigation. That is the least that they can do," he said, speaking from the White House.

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