Malaysian police due to arrive at MH17 crash site Wednesday
MOSCOW, July 28 (RIA Novosti) – Nearly 70 Malaysian policemen will arrive in Ukraine on Wednesday, July 30, as part of the international group, ensuring security of MH17 crash site, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Sunday.
“Sixty-eight Malaysian policemen will leave Kuala Lumpur for the crash site on Wednesday as part of the international mission,” Razak said in a statement posted on his Facebook page.
The Prime Minister also announced that Malaysia had reached a deal with the People’s Republic of Donetsk to allow police officers to the crash site.
Earlier Sunday, Razak discussed the investigation of the tragedy with his counterparts from the Netherlands and Australia. The leaders agreed to cooperate on the deployment of the police mission.
A Dutch group of 40 policemen already arrived in Kharkiv late Saturday. Australian authorities also announced their intention to deploy investigators, 100 policemen and military personnel to guard the crash site. Later country’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that another 90 policemen will join this mission, which is currently in London waiting for Ukraine’s authorities to allow them entry to the country.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Donetsk region on July 17. All 298 people on board, including 193 Dutch nationals, died.
On July 21, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted an Australia-led resolution calling for an international investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy and full and unrestricted access of experts to the site.