7.22.14: Bodies arrive in government-controlled area
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — A train carrying the bodies of many of the victims of last week’s Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, have arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv.
That’s where authorities have set up a crash investigation center.
The bodies then will be sent to the Netherlands for identification and forensic investigation.
Of the 298 who died, 193 were Dutch citizens.
Meanwhile, in Brussels, European Union foreign ministers are meeting to decide how to respond to the shootdown, which Lithuania’s foreign minister blames on “terrorists supplied by Moscow.”
Meanwhile, protesters marched on the Russian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur today, demanding justice for victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over Ukraine last week.
Western countries have accused the pro-Russia separatists, possibly with help from Moscow, of shooting down the plane.
A Russian Embassy official says staff members were ordered to stay inside the embassy compound.