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Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukraine, rebels agree to 'security zone' around site, says Kiev

Published on Jul 19, 2014 3:05 PM
 

KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have agreed to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysian jet that was apparently shot down in the separatist east, Ukraine's security service chief said on Saturday.

Internationally mediated talks "concluded with an agreement to set up a 20km security zone so that Ukraine could fulfil the most important thing - identify the bodies (and) hand them over to relatives", Ukrainian Security Service head Valentyn Nalyvaychenko said in televised remarks.

A pro-Russian separatist stands at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region on July 18, 2014. Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have agreed to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysian jet that was apparently shot down in the separatist east, Ukraine's security service chief said on Saturday, July 19, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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