Ukraine agrees Dutch should lead MH17 crash probe

21 July 2014 14:22
(QHA) -

Kiev on Monday agreed that the Dutch should lead the investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in east Ukraine, and added it was ready to “send all bodies to Amsterdam”.

"We are ready for the Netherlands to take upon itself the coordination of the international investigation as the country that suffered the most,"- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said. 

Dutch investigators arrived in eastern Ukraine on July 21 and are checking the refrigerated train cars with the bodies, near the town of Torez.

The remains of some 250 victims are currently in refrigerated train wagons under rebel guard close to the crash site, which is also controlled by pro-Russian rebels.

The Ukrainian government has set up facilities in the city of Kharkiv, which is under government control, for the passengers' bodies and plane debris to be brought for further investigation.

Some delegations of international experts are already in Kharkiv, where hotels and other facilities have been reserved for relatives of the victims.