Reuters logo
Rebels hamper search operations at airliner wreckage scene - Ukrainian official
July 17, 2014 / 8:14 PM / 3 years ago

Rebels hamper search operations at airliner wreckage scene - Ukrainian official

KIEV (Reuters) - Armed separatists are hindering search efforts at the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner came down on Thursday, the head of Ukraine’s emergency services said.

An Emergencies Ministry member walks at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region, July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

“The search work is difficult because we are talking about a big radius ... but also because armed terrorists who are on the spot are hampering things,” Serhiy Bochkovsky told journalists. He gave no details.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Louise Ireland

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below