Poroshenko instructs ceasefire Boeing 777 plane crash site

21 July 2014 15:21

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has instructed Ukrainian law enforcement officers to cease hostilities and operations within a 40-kilometer radius of the Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner crash site, the president's press secretary, Sviatoslav Tseholko, has reported in Twitter.

"Poroshenko: Ukrainian servicemen will not open fire within a 40-kilometer radius (of the crash site of the plane),"- he wrote.

The bodies of 272 passengers of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 have been found at the plane crash site, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk announced.

"Now 272 bodies have already been found, and 251 of them are in train refrigerators at the Torez station. We sent two trains of four coaches to be able to remove the bodies of the deceased people,"- he said.

Yatsenyuk also noted, that the Dutch should lead the investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in east Ukraine, and added Ukraine was ready to “send all bodies to Amsterdam”.