The bodies of 282 victims of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing jet crash near Donetsk have been found by Monday noon, according to a spokesperson for the Ukrainian government.
"In all, the bodies of 282 victims and 87 body fragments have been found by 12 p.m. on July 21. Two hundred fifty-one bodies and 66 fragments have been loaded into refrigerator railcars," the statement said.
Meanwhile, militias in the breakaway Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have been preventing the refrigerators from leaving the train station in Torez despite numerous appeals on the part of the Ukrainian government, the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and international community, the statement said.
The search for the tragedy victims continues.
It was reported that the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and crashed near Donetsk on July 17, carried 298 people on board.
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