The Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian separatists in the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk reached an agreement to remove the bodies of passengers who died last Thursday, when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down by a missile. This Sunday five refrigeration wagons with the remains of the victims came from Torez, near the site of the tragedy city to Ilovaisk, from where they continued to Donetsk.
Meanwhile, French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron today demanded that the Russian President Vladimir Putin, to have international investigators ” full and free access” to the disaster area of the Airlines plane Malaysian. Otherwise, ” the European Union will bring consequences,” said the statement from the French presidency, in a veiled reference to new sanctions.
On the ground, and while separatist leaders claimed to have in his possession “black boxes like objects” of the plane, the remains of the victims were evacuated by Ukrainian specialists under the supervision of the observers of the special mission of the OSCE. “We have reached an agreement with those who control the territory where the plane fell to remove the bodies,” said Volodymyr Groisman, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine.
Groisman, in the statement posted on the website of the Ukrainian government said that according to data available at the Saturday afternoon, 192 bodies of the 298 people flying in the Malaysian plane have been found, but on the morning of Sunday Service state of Emergency Situations of Ukraine reported that they have already recovered 198 bodies, which were sent to Donetsk.
On Saturday, the leader of the rebels, Alexandr Borodái gave a special press conference to denounce the situation was on the site of the tragedy. Borodái painted a gruesome picture, with decomposing bodies falling prey to dogs and foxes in almost 30 degree heat and launched a desperate appeal for Malaysian and other countries that are already specialists in Kiev to travel as quickly as possible to the place of accident.
In Lugansk, OSCE observers inspected the neighborhoods that have been bombed by the Ukrainian government forces. The Danish Kai Vittrup, head of mission visiting the rebel city, it was found that civilian areas, where there were no military targets. According to the data, 250 civilians have died from shelling, and more than 700 injured.