Crash site area currently unsafe

There is currently no safe passage available for the team of 30 Dutch forensic experts who have travelled to Ukraine to investigate the MH17 disaster.

Fighting in the region means that the situation is still too unstable to allow the investigators to work safely at the crash site. The Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) has therefore decided that the Dutch team will remain in Donetsk until further notice.

Press statement by Pieter Jaap Aalbersberg, head of the repatriation mission.