Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 07:48
More remains collected at MH17 site
Members of the Dutch repatriation mission for the victims of flight MH17 recovered remains at the crash site in eastern Ukraine. The team was once again led by the local emergency service SES and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The remains were brought to Kharkov by the experts. The experts will perform an initial forensic investigation on the remains in Kharkov. All remains will be transferred to the Netherlands on Saturday, following the usual ceremonial protocol. The safety conditions in the area remain fragile, making the return of the whole mission impossible. The team continues to make every effort to return to the crash site. The security situation is constantly changing and daily checks are performed to see if return is possible. Yesterday signs were put on the so called 'burned sites' to mark these locations. This is a precautionary measure to ensure that the crash area is clearly marked during the winter.