The Senate passed a resolution Thursday night that condemns the downing of a jetliner over eastern Ukraine.
Sens. Chris MurphyChris MurphyDems wait for GOP olive branch after ObamaCare debacle GOP lawmakers defend Trump military rules of engagement Senate backs Montenegro's NATO membership MORE (D-Conn.) and Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonLawmakers share photos of their dogs in honor of National Puppy Day GOP targets Baldwin over Wisconsin VA scandal The Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan 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.