OSCE brokers agreement on MH17 wreckage recovery

Following negotiations led by the OSCE, agreement was reached today on the recovery of parts of the MH17 wreckage. Wreckage recovery is a crucial step in enabling the investigation to progress.

Tomorrow, additional members of the Dutch mission will travel from Kharkiv to Donetsk to provide the necessary logistic support. They hope to be able to start work as soon as possible, together with the Ukrainian State Emergency Service (SES).

The Dutch Safety Board will supervise the recovery efforts and will provide more information when they can, once work has actually begun. The security situation in the region remains fragile and the possibility of working at the site is assessed on a day-to-day basis.