President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, and Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott.
Petro Poroshenko informed the Heads of Government of the Netherlands and Australia that despite the resistance of the rebels, a group of inspectors consisting 8 OSCE representatives, 2 representatives of Australia, and 2 representatives of the Netherlands, has been granted access to the crash site of the downed aircraft MH17. Having performed its functions, at 16.02 today the group has securely returned to the safe zone at the base point. Mission has been accomplished successfully.
Petro Poroshenko informed Mark Rutte and Tony Abbott on the ratification by Verkhovna Rada the agreements with the Netherlands on the international mission of protection the investigation the circumstances of the Malaysian aircraft crash, and with Australia about the direction of Australian staff to Ukraine for investigation.
Since the 1st of August the professionals of civilian police mission will be working daily on the crash site. It is important that the rebels follow the decision on ceasefire within 20 km zone, as well as it is followed by the counter-terrorist operation forces.
The President noted that today the Ukrainian authorities are demonstrating consolidation efforts and a permanent job. In particular, today the Parliament has expressed a vote of confidence to the Cabinet of Ministers, and supported the government proposals on amendments to the state budget and Tax Code, which will increase funding for the Armed Forces.
Prime Minister Rutte and Prime Minister Abbott thanked the Ukrainian side for ensuring the conditions for a transparent investigation in the "Malaysia Airlines" crash site.