The Pro-Russian rebels of Donetsk had turned over two black boxes of the downed Malaysian Airlines Passenger Jet to the Malaysian Investigation Team in Ukraine. According to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, the rebels had submitted the black boxes at 9pm. The black boxes of the aircraft will answer about the fate of the passengers of the doomed flight.
Najib had admitted that he had been secretly contacting the pro-Russian rebels to secure the aircraft black boxes. He described it as difficult, but it had borne fruit and it had gained Malaysia its black boxes and the unfettered right of the Malaysian Investigation Team to survey the crash site.
From Torez, the 282 dead bodies of passengers will be moved to Kharkiv to the hands of Malaysian Airlines representatives from the Netherlands. Six members of the recovery team will accompany the refrigerated train. A Dutch C130 Herculates will fly to Amsterdam, where it would have forensic investigation, and then sent back to Malaysia.
Najib said that there is much work to be done until the MH17 incident is finally give a close, including maintaining contact with Rebel Leader Alexander Borodai. Najib said their cooperation had been done in good faith, and their agreement is honoured by both sides.
Meanwhile, Russian denial stories are rebutted by the United States. The Russian government’s recent story of a Ukrainian Military Jet tailing the plane and shooting it out of the sky is a farfetched tale, according to political analysts. US intelligence also has evidence that it had supplied separatists with surface-to-air missiles days before the incident.