"A group of Dutch military and police experts collected the remains near the village of Hrabove in eastern Ukraine yesterday and today. The remains were found at the Malaysian Boeing crash site and sent to Kharkiv," the ministry officials said.
The experts reportedly have found personal belongings of the passengers as well.
The remains of the passengers will be delivered to the Netherlands on Saturday, March 28. The relevant somber ceremony will be held at the air base in Eindhoven.
A group of 12 Dutch servicemen and police officers arrived in Ukraine last week to make preparations for the resumption of the search mission at the Malaysian airlines Boeing crash site.
At the same time the process of victims' identification is under way in the Dutch city of Hilversum. The bodies of 296 people were managed to be identified as of today. Two victims (both citizens of the Netherlands) remain unidentified.