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 International Mission Can Not Work at the Boeing Crash Site due to Fighting

International experts postponed their plans to go to the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed because of fighting between separatists and Ukrainian troops in the area.

Censor.NET reports about it, citing the Guardian.

The continuing unrest has also led Dutch authorities, who are leading the inquiry into the crash that killed all 298 on board, to conclude that it was unrealistic to send an armed mission to secure the site.

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After days of preparing a joint armed force with Australia to secure the crash site, the Netherlands on Sunday dropped plans to deploy the officers over fears of being dragged into the conflict.

"Getting the military upper hand for an international mission in this area is … not realistic," said the Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte. The country lost 193 citizens in the disaster.

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"We concluded with our international partners that there's a real risk of such an international military mission becoming directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine," Rutte said.

An unarmed team of Dutch and Australian officers was forced to drop its plans to visit the site on Sunday as heavy bombardments rocked towns close to the site, where the remains of some of the victims still lie.

The Dutch foreign minister, Frans Timmermans, and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, arrived in Kiev on Sunday to secure the agreement of the Ukrainian parliament over the police deployment.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement that his country would send dozens of police and that his country had received assurances from pro-Russia separatists that they would provide protection for investigators.

 
 
 
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