International Inspectors Return To MH17 Wreckage

Inspectors from the Dutch government examine items at the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site on July 21, 2014 in Grabovo, Ukraine. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

For the first time in a week, a team of international inspectors has returned to the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine. They say there is still untouched wreckage and human remains at the site, which remains under the control of pro-Russian rebel forces.

Michael Bociurkiw, a spokesman for the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe’s Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, visited the crash site today. He tells Here & Now’s Robin Young that the first priority is retrieval of remains and personal belongings of passengers, which hauntingly still dot the landscape.

Guest

  • Michael Bociurkiw, spokesman for the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe’s Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. He tweets @mikeybbq.
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