Relatives of MH17 victims demanded renewed search in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decision was made after the prosecutor’s office confirmed that remains seized from the journalist belonged to one of the victims
10:23, 15 January 2017


After Dutch journalist returned from Donbas carrying victim remains from MH17 flight, which was shot down in the Donetsk region by the Russian system "Buk” on July 17, 2014, relatives of the victims said they plan to raise the question on search renewal before the Dutch authorities.

It was reported by DW, citing AFP agency.

The representative of the organization that brings together victims of MH17 flight, Evert van Zijtveld told the news agency that the families would not want "human remains to be left behind". According to him, the organization intends to raise the issue before the relevant authorities of the Netherlands to resume the search.

“We are considering speaking to authorities about another search for human remains,” Evert van Zijtveld, chairman of the MH17 victims’ foundation, said on Saturday.

“As relatives, we simply don’t want any human remains to be left behind,” Van Zijtveld, who lost a son, daughter and his parents-in-law, told AFP.

“If it turns out that not all commitments to return human remains have been heeded, we’ll consider discussing the possibility of another mission go and bring back our loved ones,” Van Zijtveld said.

As it was reported earlier, the object which was found in the baggage of Dutch journalist detained at the "Schiphol" airport (Netherlands), and looked like human remains, turned out to be a human bone based on the results of forensic examination. 

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