Just read an unconfirmed report that they may have been trying to shoot Putin’s plane down. He apparently was flying home from Brazil, on the same flight path, just a bit earlier. Comparison photos show the planes to look very similar, even the markings look the same from a distance. It will be interesting to see how this one turns out. No one as yet taken credit. Also read where FAA told pilots to avoid overflying Crimea.
If that shows like a true information it could lead to some serious stuff, we ll see, it is too early to know.