Human remains possibly discovered at MH-17 crash scene in Donetsk region

International experts have discovered what they believe could be human remains at the scene of the crash of MH-17 near Hrabove in Donetsk region, Ukraine.

International experts have discovered what they believe could be human remains at the scene of the crash of MH-17 near Hrabove in Donetsk region, Ukraine.

"International experts discovered objects resembling human bones. So far nobody can definitely say that these are human remains," a spokesman for the Emergency Situations' Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic told Interfax.

The experts are collecting the objects into plastic bags after which they will be sent for identification, he said.

Earlier reports said that the process of collecting big fragments of the MH-17 that crashed in Donetsk region had begun and involves a big truck-mounted crane.

"Today we plan to work until four and will try to collect as many fragments as possible," Emergency Situations' Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Oleksandr Kostrubitsky told the press on Sunday.

The bigger fragments are being cut up for loading convenience.

The aircraft fragments are scattered between three villages. The collection started in the area of Hrabove.

Earlier reports said that experts from the Netherlands together with OSCE monitors arrived on Sunday at the scene of the MH-17 crash to start collecting big fragments of the aircraft. Experts want to reconstruct one of the airliner's sections to identify the causes for the crash.

Most of the bodies of the crash victims were discovered and retrieved from the crash scene in late August.

 

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