As it happened: MH17 bodies transferred

Key points

  • The bodies of some 200 of the 298 people on Flight MH17 are being prepared for transfer by plane from Ukraine to the Netherlands
  • Reports suggest the crash site in rebel-held territory is being compromised, with pieces of wreckage cut into, possibly to retrieve victims
  • UK investigators are to examine flight recorders recovered from the wreckage, which the rebels handed over to Malaysian officials
  • Russia denies allegations the jet was hit by a missile it supplied to the rebels
  • EU states are moving closer to a new round of sanctions against Russia
  • Fighting continues between the rebels and government forces
  • All times BST (GMT +1)

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Reporting:

  • Sherie Ryder 
  • Tom Geoghegan 
  • Jastinder Khera 
  • David Walker 
  • Helen Dafedjaiye 
  • Yaroslav Lukov 
  • Mario Cacciottolo & Holly Wallis 
  • Patrick Jackson 
  • Paulin Kola 

Last updated 22 July 2014

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