Ukraine Blocking Investigators from MH17 Crash Site

July 30, 2014


Ukraine has been bombing within 17km of the crash site with ballistic missiles as reported by CNN. At the same time they are spreading rumors of separatists as having mined the access roads as continued in this report. All in clear desperation to block investigation of the crash site. In tandem, Norway and Denmark surprisingly expressed frustration at the open revelations of the findings of the Black-boxes. Why they will not want this is highly suspect — they too are bent on hiding the true results of an open investigation. See: NewsRescueWho is Blocking The MH17 Probe? Why?

The world was stunned when the separatists under Russia suddenly transferred the two black boxes safely to the Malaysian authorities — they knew this meant the Russians had nothing to hide. The following report is from CNN:

Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) — For a fourth straight day, unsafe conditions in eastern Ukraine kept international investigators from reaching the site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage.

Dutch forensic researchers and unarmed military police decided Wednesday that it was unsafe to travel to the crash site, said Lodewijk Hekking, spokesman for the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security.

The decision comes as Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council claims that “terrorists” — the term it uses to describe rebels — have set up firing positions and laid mines on the access road to the crash site.

This makes the work of international experts “impossible,” the agency said.

The decision by the Dutch to stay away from the site is independent of the choices that other international observers, including from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, might make.

But for the three previous days, the OSCE has joined the 50-strong team of Dutch and Australian investigators in declaring the region too dangerous to work in.

Dutch investigators have yet to lay eyes on the wreckage or the human remains believed still to be strewn across the huge debris field near the town of Torez.

U.S. and Ukrainian officials have said that a Russian-made missile system was used to shoot down MH17 from rebel territory on July 17. Russia and the rebels have disputed the allegations and blamed Ukraine for the crash.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte asked Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in a phone call Tuesday morning to halt the fighting around the crash site so that investigators can access it, Rutte spokesman Jean Fransman said.