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    Two convoys of trucks carrying the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (flight MH17), which crashed in eastern Ukraine in July, will leave Poland on December, 7.

    WARSAW, December 7 (Sputnik) — Two convoys of trucks with the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (flight MH17), which crashed in eastern Ukraine in July, will leave Poland on Sunday night to continue their journey to the Netherlands via Germany, the Polish Press Agency reported Sunday.

    According to Polish regulations, heavy transport can only move across country only at night time, leading to the two convoys' stopping near the Polish-German border.

    The Netherlands Security Council is expected to ask family members of those who died in the MH17 crash to examine the plane wreckage as part of the investigation, as soon as the convoys reach the Gilze-Rijen Air Base in the Netherlands.

    On July 17, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

    According to a preliminary report issued by the Dutch Safety Board early in September, the plane most likely broke up in mid-air as a result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from the outside.

    Kiev has accused eastern Ukraine's pro-independence forces of shooting the plane down, but has not provided any evidence to back this claim. Local militia leaders claim they do not have weapons capable of shooting down a plane flying at 32,000 feet.

    The joint inquiry team into the crash now includes the Netherlands, Ukraine, Australia, Belgium and Malaysia, as well as other international partners. Amsterdam is leading the investigation into the tragedy.

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