Donetsk, Apr 19 - DAN. The Donetsk People’s Republic will pass Malaysian Boeing crash victims remains to the Netherlands in Donetsk on April 20, in the presence of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission personnel, head of the DPR Mission to the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination Ruslan Yakubov said on Thursday.
“OSCE SMM Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug plans to take part in the handover of Boeing MH-17 crash victims’ remains to the Dutch side at the Park Inn Hotel on April 20,” Yakubov said.
A DPR investigator told the the Donetsk News Agency that the remains in question had been found by U.S. national Patrick Lancaster in the Grabovo village area in December 2017. The DPR Prosecutor General’s Office later stated its readiness to hand them over upon the Netherlands’ request.
The Boeing-777 of Malaysian Airlines flying from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur crashed near Torez on July 17, 2014. There were no survivors among the 298 people on board.
Hug reportedly arrived in Donetsk earlier on Thursday. The DPR Mission to the JCCC confirmed that the objective of his visit was to monitor the situation in the Donetsk Water Treatment plan area. “Hug’s visit will last two days,” Yakubov said.*jk