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07/25/2014 04:06 pm ET Updated Jul 25, 2014

Hillary Clinton: Putin 'Bears Responsibility' For Malaysia Plane Crash

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Russian President Vladimir Putin "bears responsibility" for the crash of a Malaysian airliner that was downed last week in eastern Ukraine.

"I think if there were any doubt it should be gone by now, that Vladimir Putin, certainly indirectly -- through his support of the insurgents in eastern Ukraine and the supply of advanced weapons and, frankly, the presence of Russian Special Forces and intelligence agents -- bears responsibility for what happened," Clinton said during an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, which will air this Sunday.

Clinton also said Europeans "need to understand they must stand up to Vladimir Putin."

Shortly after the crash, Clinton told Charlie Rose Putin had "gone too far."

"From my perspective — and I have the benefit of not being in the government — if there is evidence linking Russia to this, that should inspire the Europeans to do much more," she said.

Russian separatists have been accused of shooting down the passenger plane, which had 298 passengers. President Barack Obama recently accused the separatists of blocking the investigation at the plane's crash site.

"What are they trying to hide?" Obama asked.

For more from Clinton's interview with CNN, go here.

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