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Ukrainians Recover Belongings Of MH17 Victims


A Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry worker loads items recovered at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed, near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region, on October 13.

A Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry worker loads items recovered at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed, near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region, on October 13.

The Dutch government says Ukrainian searchers have recovered belongings including passports, luggage, jewelry, and children's toys from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The Security and Justice Ministry said in a statement that 40 members of the Ukrainian disaster-response agency participated in a new round of searching at the wreckage site in eastern Ukraine on October 13.

Four Dutch officials and an OSCE team were also present.

Eight forensic experts will fly to Ukraine to examine the belongings before they are returned to the Netherlands.

The jet crashed on July 17 in an area in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists, apparently shot down by a missile.

All 298 people on board were killed. Two-thirds of the victims were Dutch.

Kyiv blames the incident on the rebels and accuses Moscow of arming them. The rebels and Moscow deny the accusations.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP
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