Remains found at Ukraine crash site

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Published: Friday 31st October 2014 by The News Editor

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Investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down, the Dutch prime minister has said.

Speaking at his weekly press conference in The Hague, Mark Rutte said a team of Dutch, Ukrainian and OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe) rescue workers gained a rare chance today to safely reach the spot where the plane’s wreckage is scattered.

Access to the site has been hampered by ongoing fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces.

The plane went down above a rebel-held area on July 17, killing all 298 passengers and crew – most of them Dutch. To date, 284 victims have been identified.

Mr Rutte said the remains will be flown back to the Netherlands for identification.

Published: Friday 31st October 2014 by The News Editor

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