MOSCOW, September 25 (RIA Novosti) - Despite the ceasefire, the situation in Ukraine is not conducive for international investigators to re-enter the MH17 crash site, the Malaysian and Ukrainian prime ministers concluded after meeting at the United Nations.
"He [Yatsenyuk] said it is still dangerous to enter the crash site despite the ceasefire and he cannot give a concrete schedule when the investigators can go in," Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told reporters after meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Arseniy Yatsenyuk in New York during the UN General Assembly session Wednesday, AsiaOne reported.
Najib added that Malaysia, together with the Netherlands and Australia, hope that the team will enter the crash site soon. "We need to find concrete forensic evidence to bring those responsible for downing of the plane to justice," AsiaOne reported Najib as saying.
A half-hour conversation was the first time Najib met with the Ukrainian leader since the incident.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk on July 17, killing all 298 people on board.
The Dutch Safety Board issued a preliminary report on the crash on September 9, saying that the Malaysia Airlines plane broke up in mid-air as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high-energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from the outside. The full report on the crash will be published within a year, as soon as more details become available following a better investigation of the crash site.