Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman told RIA Novosti Monday he had no official informative data on the purported agreements that Ukraine and the Netherlands have in place concerning the investigation by the Ukrainian search teams into the crash site.
“We can refer only to the official statements made by the leaders of the investigation process. I have no official information,” Groisman, who is also heading a Ukrainian state commission to find the causes of the MH17 flight crash, said.
Earlier on Monday Reuters news agency has reported, citing Dutch television, that the Ukrainian search groups will examine the crash site of MH17 to gather the remains of the bodies and the private belongings of the passengers and hand them to the Dutch side.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk on July 17 killing all 298 people aboard. The causes behind the tragedy continue to be unclear.