This was announced by Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax.
"As of the moment, the remains of 289 passengers have been identified. The search for the bodies has not finished. Our goal is to identify all the victims of the plane crash," he said at the Kharkiv airport at a press briefing.
"As soon as the weather allows us to continue the work we will do it, and I hope that all the bodies will be found," the minister added.
In turn, Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Ihor Baluta stated that the equipment used by the international experts to study the remains has been moved from the Malyshev plant to the airport, where it will stay until the end of March.
At this time, the shop will be disinfected and will be able to resume work in spring.
"The work is not finished. In late March, after the 20th, it will be renewed. We stay in touch with the ambassador of the Netherlands in Kyiv, and in case new aircraft parts or remains are found the work will be resumed with our help," Baluta said.
Boeing 777 of the Malaysia Airlines, flight MN17 en route Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), was shot down in the skies over the Donetsk region on Jul. 17. According to the preliminary results of the examination conducted by Dutch experts, the plane crashed as a result of multiple hits of solid objects which struck the body of the aircraft at high speed.
There were 298 people on board, all of whom died. Of them - 196 were citizens of the Netherlands, as well as 44 Malaysian citizens, including 15 crew members, and 27 people citizens Australia. Among the victims were are also citizens of Indonesia, Germany, Belgium, the Philippines, Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand.