Donetsk, Sep 7 - DAN. DPR notified the Dutch prosecutor general about its readiness for formal procedure to hand over remains of the victims of the Boeing 777 crash in Torez area.
“Due to a lack of opportunity to correspond with the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Donetsk People’s Republic asked the Dutch ambassadors in Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine to pass an official statement to Mr F.Westerbeke over the discovery of fragments of the remains in the 17 July 2014 Boeing crash area,” DPR Prosecutor General’s Office press service said on Thursday.
The statement expressed the readiness to officially hand over to the Netherlands fragments of the remains for further examination and identification.
“DPR Prosecutor General’s Office urges the Netherlands to send the Joint Investigation Team representatives and officially accept the existing fragments,” the Republic’s prosecutors said.
Earlier reports said DPR Prosecutor General’s Office personnel, on inspection of terrain in the Boeing 777 crash area, found remains of human bodies, supposedly belonging to crash victims.
The Boeing-777 of Malaysian Airlines flying from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur crashed near Torez on 17 July 2014. There were no survivors among the 298 people on board. The investigation into the plane crash has been conducted by the Joint Investigation Team comprising representatives of the Netherlands, Ukraine, Australia, Malaysia and Belgium.*jk