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(WASHINGTON) — At least one American was among the 298 people killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, President Obama announced on Friday.

“We know at least one American citizen, Quinn Lucas Schansman, was killed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family for this terrible loss,” Obama said.

According to the U.S. State Department, Schansman is a male U.S.-Dutch citizen.

Obama called for an immediate cease-fire in the region Friday among Ukraine, Russia and Russian-backed separatists in order to conduct an investigation into the crash site.

“This was a global tragedy,” the president added. “There has to be a credible international investigation into what happened.”

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