Skip to comments.Team of investigators reach Ukraine jet crash site
Posted on 07/31/2014 10:18:10 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
ROZSYPNE, Ukraine As fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday managed to reach the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time since it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.
Clashes along routes to the wreckage site between government troops and pro-Russian separatist rebels had kept the delegation from reaching the area to retrieve bodies that have been lying in open fields.
But the investigators were allowed through a checkpoint leading to the crash site at the village of Rozsypne early Thursday afternoon by a rifle-toting militiaman who then fired a warning shot to prevent reporters from accompanying the convoy.
The militiaman, who gave his name only as Sergei, told Associated Press journalists that fighting was still ongoing in Rozsypne.
The team of police and forensic experts, which comprises members from the Netherlands and Australia, are expected to initially focus their efforts on retrieving bodies still on the site and collecting victims' belongings.
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Is there anything left in the debris field?
OK...OK...it was shot down.But we know that Kiev’s forces did it.We have Vlad Putin’s word on it.
Certainly nothing that can point to Vlad of his comrades.
of his comrades = or his comrades.
What’d they take, the Chilkoot Trail? thru Siberia, and then the Silk Road?
Nice of them to show up..
They got passed by a caravan of three wise men on the way, lol.
The Three Stooges are on the road again? ;-]
Footprints from Russian boots --
They were expecting balloons, confetti, cheering crowds, and a tickertape parade but had to settle for boom booms in the distance.
Well, if anyone is up to the job,, these folks are,, a day late a dollar short..
Pay no attention to the man behind the new Iron Curtain.
I think someone finally told them that they are big boys now and to show some guts by pushing their way through those checkpoints.
Finally, now that the debris field has been, uh, “sanitized.”