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Malaysia seals deal with Ukraine to expand personnel number at MH17 crash site

Published on Aug 14, 2014 9:20 AM
 
Debris from a crashed Malaysian Airlines MH17 Boeing 777 lies on the ground near the village of Rozsypne in the Donetsk region in this July 18, 2014 file photo. Malaysia and Ukraine have reached a bilateral agreement to expand the number of Malaysian personnel at the MH17 crash site. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia and Ukraine have reached a bilateral agreement to expand the number of Malaysian personnel at the MH17 crash site.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the Ukraine parliament had ratified the agreement on Tuesday following discussions between him and Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.

In a statement, Najib said the agreement allowed up to 90 Malaysian non-military personnel to join the Dutch-led team to facilitate the recovery of remains.

The recovery and investigations were called for by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166.

 
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