Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in Ukraine

An Emergencies Ministry member walks near belongings and wreckage at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, in Donetsk region

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Four Dutch experts and local emergency services made a start on Monday recovering personal belongings from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines MH17 last summer in east Ukraine, carting away boxes of personal possessions despite fighting nearby.

But the leader of the Dutch team coordinating the repatriation mission said the aim was still to get a Dutch team on site to comb the crash area, despite the fighting between government troops and separatist rebels. (Reuters)

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