Ukraine separatists to allow access to plane crash site

Jul 18, 2014, 5:49 AM EDT
People walk amongst the debris, at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, Thursday, July 17, 2014.
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Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are to give international investigators access to the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet. The rebels vowed to secure the site and allow the recovery of bodies, the Organization for the Security and Co-operation in Europe said. The plane, carrying 298 people, crashed in rebel-held territory on Thursday. The two sides in Ukraine's civil conflict have accused each other of shooting the jet down with a missile. The Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. It fell between Krasni Luch in Luhansk region and Shakhtarsk in the neighbouring region of Donetsk.


MH17 crash: Ukraine rebels 'to allow access to site' [BBC]

World leaders demand answers after airliner downed over Ukraine with 298 dead [Reuters]