Skip to comments.`Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17'
Posted on 07/22/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
DONETSK: International monitors on Tuesday said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch experts said they were given 80 fewer corpses than promised by the rebels.
"There were human remains that had not been picked up," said Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) observer mission after visiting the scene, amid reports of the wreckage being rearranged.
"What struck us is that we did not monitor any recovery activity in place," he said, pointing out that OSCE observers saw human remains in at least two areas at the sprawling crash site in rebel-held territory.
Pro-Russian insurgents said Monday they had released the bodies of 282 victims after they were sent by refrigerated train to the government-controlled town of Kharkiv, some 300 kilometres to the northwest.
But Dutch experts now in possession of the corpses said Tuesday they had only counted 200 on the morgue train.
"We are sure of having 200 bodies and body parts, that is all that I know," said Jan Tuinder, the head of the Dutch delegation told journalists.
Flight MH17 was apparently brought down by a missile on Thursday with 298 people on board, including 193 Dutch citizens.
Five days after the incident, OSCE monitors said they noticed "changes" in the arrangement of the wreckage.
"We did observe changes at the site. The fuselage has been moved. It appears that the cone section is split in two and it appears that the tail fin has been moved," Bociurkiw said.
Western leaders have complained that rebels have been tampering with vital evidence at the site.
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Circling buzzards should provide clues as to where the remainder are.
What a nightmare.
Because of the way this fiasco has been handled, we will never know the truth. I would be willing to take a wild guess and say ... (in my best captain obvious voice) that is the motive behind the way this is unfolding.
yeh in a morgue in Donetsk being prepared for the crematorium --
The Dutch have always wanted to take what they called the high road of neutrality and looking the other way but they are now finding out what the cost of that neutrality is when it hits home to them.
I hope they have a lot of Rolexes to trade for their other bodies. And that will be just the cost to open up the negotiations.
They destroyed the ones with obvious missile strike marks...with help from Russia.
Have these people never heard of cadaver dogs? The dogs could find all bodies and parts scattered over the area.
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