Ukraine fighting prevents observers from accessing MH17 crash site

29 July 2014 13:50
(QHA) -

Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists has again prevented international investigators from going to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine.

The Dutch Justice Ministry said July 29 that fighting "on and around the road to the crash site" was keeping a group of Dutch and Australian experts from leaving their base in Donetsk, RFE/RL reports.

Kyiv said on July 28 that its troops entered a string of towns around the scene of the Malaysian airliner disaster, including Shakhtarsk which lies 10 kilometers away.

The fighting and explosions has already forced the unarmed mission of Dutch and Australian police to give up their plans to visit the site during the previous two days.

Fighting is also reported to be continuing around the city of Donetsk, with train service suspended due to damage to tracks.