Ukraine is ready to transfer the role of coordinator in investigating how the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down to the Western partners”, reported Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a press briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center. “The Netherlands may lead the investigation in close coordination and cooperation with the Ukrainian institutions and the international community,” reported Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a press briefing at the Ukraine Crisis Media Center on Monday, July 21.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk also stated that, according to the State Emergency Service, as of today, 272 bodies of innocent victims of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crash had been discovered, 251 of them were in train refrigerators at the Torez station: “We sent two trains, with four cars each. They are right now located in Torez city. Controlled and coordinated from Russia, they are not letting us send the bodies to Amsterdam.”
According to him, the operation involves 810 employees, 355 of which are employees of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
The PM informed that the Ukrainian Security Service had already started a comprehensive and thorough investigation of this deadly terrorist attack, of this crime against humanity under the existing bilateral agreement between Ukraine and Netherlands. “We are ready in the full cooperation with the Dutch side and another international and foreign agencies to conduct this type of investigation”, he added.
The position of the Ukrainian Government as to the investigation, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, remains unchanged: "an all-encompassing, transparent, and full-fledged international investigation of the tragedy."
Arseniy Yatsenyuk also noted that the Government was ready to transport all bodies directly to Amsterdam for necessary independent tests to be conducted: "As regards autopsy and forensic tests of all persons who died, then one of the best well equipped forensic laboratories is located in Amsterdam”.
"At this stage we have no doubt that this plane was shot down. The crash was caused by a missile attack and, most likely, it is a system Buk-M1. Also, it is absolutely clear that intoxicated pro-Russian terrorists cannot manage and operate such a system. They are people trained on Russian territory,” he noted. “It is from Russia that the criminals received weapons, money, training and skills.”
“Those who committed this international crime, those responsible will be held accountable, and together with the entire international community we will bring to justice everyone responsible, including the country which is behind the scenes, but which supplied a lethal weapon, provided financial support, trained these bastards, and supported and even orchestrated this kind of despicable crime”, emphasized Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
“The Ukrainian Government will do everything to investigate this crime, to transfer the bodies, to provide any support to all respective Governments, and to unfold the truth to the entire world”, the PM underlined.