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Nine MH17 victims still unaccounted for

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Nine MH17 victims still unaccounted for


The remains of five more victims of Flight MH17 were flown from Ukraine to the Netherlands on Saturday.

But speaking at Kharkiv in the east of Ukraine, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said that nine of those on board the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over land held by pro-Russian rebels are still unaccounted for.

The Netherlands has the lead role in investigating the crash of the Boeing 777 aircraft in July. Investigators have had little access to the crash site which is under rebel control.

Kyiv accuses pro-Russian separatists of shooting down the plane. Russia says a Ukrainian military aircraft shot down MH17, more than two thirds of whose 298 passengers were Dutch.

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