Donetsk, Sep 25 – DAN. DPR Ombudswoman Daria Morozova has sent an official letter to the head of the UN Human Rights monitoring mission in Ukraine Fiona Fraser asking her to assist in the transfer of human remains assumed to be those of the Boeing crash victims.

"The DPR Ombudswoman's office reports that human remains, assumed to be the remains of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing MH-17 crash victims, are kept in the Republic. To improve the quality of the investigation and for moral reasons related to the return of the remains of passengers and crew members, discovered at the crash site, we ask you to assist the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) by facilitating the handing over of the remains and the aircraft fragments."

Morozova said Fraser is expected to arrive in the DPR this week to discuss the transfer procedures.

The DPR envoy to the negotiations Denis Pushilin’s press secretary Viktoria Talakina said that a similar letter had been sent to the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan in early September.

DPR Prosecution said earlier that it had revealed human remains at the Boeing-777 crash site outside Torez, which might belong to the victims of the catastrophe. DPR notified the Dutch Prosecution about its readiness to hand over the remains of the victims.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on 17 July 2014, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board. The independent joint investigation team (JIT) led by Dutch authorities includes experts from Australia, Malaysia, Ukraine and Belgium. *ot