Volodymyr Hroisman: 189 out of 227 special-purpose containers with bodies have been sent to the Netherlands for identification. The rest will be sent in the morning of July 26


18:00 July 25, 2014, Kyiv – during the media briefing in Ukraine Crisis Media Center Volodymyr Hroisman, a Vice-prime minister of Ukraine, Head of the State Accident Board for «Malaysia Airlines» Boeing 777 crash informed: «At the moment all 4 refrigerated carriages with corpses of «Malaysia Airlines» Boeing 777 innocently fallen passengers, which are in Kharkiv at Malyshev Plant, have been unloaded. As of 6-00 pm foreign and Ukrainian experts finished working at 378 packages containing bodies of the deceased passengers». «For all the time of their work the experts’ team prepared 227 special coffins designated for transportation of the bodies to the Netherlands for identification. Consequently, 189 coffins have already been sent and the rest will be sent tomorrow morning», – he added.

«Besides, we signed a memorandum between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Netherlands as well as between both National Investigations Bureaus. In compliance with the 1944 Convention we passed full investigation of this horrible act of terror to the Netherlandish party as the act of good will. Experts are working daily, but the most urgent issue as of today is entering the territory where the aircraft wreckage remains, in order to thoroughly examine it, as well as check whether there are corpses of deceased passengers left which after being identified are to be returned to their home country», – stated Mr. Hroisman.

At the same time, issue of ratification of Agreement on international police mission entering the area of the airplane crash, which would be able to support the experts’ activity on this territory, is important too.  «It is the very issue we are presently directing our efforts to – emphasized Volodymyr Hroisman.  – At the moment the President, the government and the parliament are cooperating on this issue. Preparation of a special document on our support of a police mission, connected with the crash site guarding for the sake of the experts’ access, is under way. I believe ratification of this Agreement may take place as early as the next week».