A woman walk in a street as smoke rises from an old factory after shelling rocked the area, on July 21, 2014 in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC
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Malaysia has reached an agreement with Aleksander Borodai, leader of the separatist group in eastern Ukraine, to retrieve the bodies of the victims of MH17, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Tuesday.They have also reached an agreement to hand over the two black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, which crashed in Ukraine on July 17 with 298 people on board, the prime minister told a news conference.Independent international investigators have also been guaranteed safe access to the crash site to begin a full investigation, he said. Under the agreement, the remains of 282 people will be moved by train from Torez to Kharkiv.Razak did not say what had happened to the remaining bodies.The train could take 10-12 hours to reach Ukrainian city Kharkiv after passing through rebel-held territory, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said.Three members of a Dutch disaster victims identification team arrived at a railway station near the crash site where rebels say 247 bodies have been stored in refrigerated wagons.
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