Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said all victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster must be "treated with dignity", amid claims rebels are stealing possessions from the bodies.
“It’s a fundamental principle of human decency that the victims and their possessions should be treated with dignity," Mr Hammond told the Telegraph.
"I have seen reporting in the media which suggests that these norms are not being respected.
"We have no evidence that this is the case - but if it turns out to be so, those responsible can be sure they will be held to account for their crimes."
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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