An international monitoring organisation was not able to confirm pro-Russian rebels' claim that they were in possession of the black boxes of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
Speaking at a news conference in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, Michael Bociurkiw, spokesman for the monitoring mission of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said they had been granted access to the refrigerated train cars.
It is said to hold the remains of many of the flight's 298 passengers and crew, but the observers told reporters that they were not able to do a body count.
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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