CHICAGO (CBS) — Among those keeping a close eye on developments about the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine are residents of the Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports, just before morning mass Friday, Father Roman Artymovych at Saints Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church said there is a great sense of loss in the community, after 298 people died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 apparently was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday.
U.S. officials have said it appears the jet was shot down by a missile, though both the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels fighting in that region have denied downing the plane.
“All our families, they have someone who is over there, so that’s a really big tragedy for us,” he said. “We’re really sorry for this loss, but unfortunately that’s what we have in Ukraine.”