According to Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, investigators have been facing hurdles while resuming the recovery of victims' remains. However, the investigators have been facing difficulties for the ongoing row between Russia-Ukraine.
While speaking about continuous ceasefire violation between Russia and Ukraine, the minister said, "...at this moment the situation is not stable enough to resume the investigation."
The situation is not stable enough to resume the investigation
According to initial findings by a Dutch-led team, it has been informed that the Boeing 777 was hit by an anti-aircraft missile. While Moscow and the pro-Russia rebels raised fingers at Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, Kiev and the West accused the separatists of shooting MH17 down with a surface-to-air BUK missile supplied by Moscow.
Now, when the investigators faced such difficulties to resume their work at the crash site, Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein on Friday, Sept 12 said a team of international investigators should gain immediate access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17's crash site in Ukraine.
Hishammuddin said he along with Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert agreed to the need to resume the search, recovery and investigation operations at the crash site, the Malaysian Star reported.
"We are discussing closely as to the security situation on the ground and the possible timing for the re-deployment of personnel to the crash site," he said.
Flight MH17, which left Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile July 17 when flying over eastern Ukraine. All 298 people on board were killed.