A visit from international experts to the MH17 crash site was scheduled for Sunday but it was postponed because of fighting that takes place in the region. Malaysia officials said that separatists did agree to allow the presence of international investigators and police.
Alexander Hug, head deputy of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s monitoring mission for Ukraine, declared:
“We heard indications there’s fighting going on. The situation on the ground appears to be unsafe. We therefore decided to deploy tomorrow morning.”
At the moment there is heavy fighting going on in Luhansk and Donetsk as Ukrainian forces are trying to dislodge the separatists.
Pro-Russian militants are currently controlling the MH17 crash site. Access for investigators and rescue teams was restricted. An agreement was reached between Najib Razak, Malaysian Prime Minister, and Aleksander Borodai, separatist leader.
A police group was formed by the nations that were most affected by the crash: the Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia.
According to Malaysian experts, around 30 investigators will be necessary in order to cover the crash site. The official belief shared by Western countries and the US is that a surface to air missile shot by the separatists brought down the plane.