Updated: 07/18/2014 11:51 AM
Created: 07/18/2014 11:36 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson
The United States began building a case Friday that would pin the blame for the downing of the passenger jet over Ukraine on separatist forces supported by Russia.
President Barack Obama said one American was among the nearly 300 killed in an disaster that could dramatically escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
Watch raw video of Obama's remarks Friday in the video box above.