Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Netherlands' plans to complete DNA tests on bodies of Malaysian Boeing crash victims by July 1

utch experts plan to complete the DNA tests on the remains of passengers of the Malaysian Boeing downed over Donbas in summer 2014 by July 1, 2015 and provide the remains to the victims' relatives a month later, the Ukrainian Security Service has reported.

"They [the Netherlands] have set the task to complete the DNA tests by July 1 and return the remains to the relatives by August 1," Vasyl Vovk, the head of the Main Investigative Department of the Ukrainian Security Service, told a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.

Vovk said the Netherlands is now completing the tests on the victims' remains.

"Another 4,000 remains have been collected. Of these body parts, 2,600 can be identified," he said.

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

Wednesday 3 June 2015


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