Welcome to the BBC's live coverage of the MH17 air disaster aftermath. A train carrying remains of victims of the crash in east Ukraine has just arrived in the city of Kharkiv, outside the conflict zone. With separatist rebels suspected of shooting down the jet, EU foreign ministers are considering more sanctions against Russia, which is accused of arming the rebels. Stay with us for breaking news, analysis and colour from correspondents, and comment from the web.
Ukraine's parliament has approved a presidential decree to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight the rebels and defend the border against a concentration of Russian troops, Reuters reports. After the vote, the agency says, scuffles broke out between nationalist politicians and members of the party that was led by the former President, Viktor Yanukovych, who was overthrown in February.
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Five refrigerated freight wagons carrying remains of people on Flight MH17 and a passenger carriage marked "Donbass-Moscow" arrived at Kharkiv-Balashovsky train station and are due to be taken to the Malyshev tank factory where the bodies will be loaded into refrigeration units supplied by the Dutch - Interfax-Ukraine news agency reporter at the scene. The train is surrounded by a police guard, the reporter adds.
Jill Gay, Melbourne, Australia
emails: I have been friends with Martine de Schutter since 1992. She was on MH17. She was to have spoken here at IAC [International AIDS Conference] in Melbourne and we were scheduled to have dinner together last night. It is a huge loss personally for the HIV field globally.
The West has so far refrained from "Level Three" sanctions - measures which would target entire sectors of Russia's economy. As a result, companies in Russia's crucial energy sector can still do business with Western partners, but they will probably find it harder to get Western loans. So how far do EU-US sanctions on Russia go? The BBC has this analysis.
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski (L) and new UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond chat prior to the start of the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels.