MOSCOW, August 10 (RIA Novosti) – The Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands said that Dutch forensic experts identified 65 of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines plane crash, New York Post wrote Sunday.
On Friday, the bodies of 176 passengers and 525 body parts were returned to the Netherlands. The search for the remaining victims was halted Wednesday due to clashes between the Ukrainian government troops and independence supporters around the crash site.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk Region on July 17. All 298 people on board, including 193 Dutch nationals, died in the crash.
Kiev authorities and independence supporters have been trading blame for the downing of the plane, with independence supporters insisting they lacked the technology to shoot down a target flying at such height.