Rescue workers have recovered a flight recorder from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner, new pictures suggest.
The images, taken on Friday, show men wearing Ukrainian Emergency Ministry uniforms in the village of Hrabove, in the eastern Donetsk region inspecting what appears to be a 'black box' recorder.
As search teams scour the area, one man is shown walking across the field carrying the orange-coloured box and handing it to a colleague.
Audio from another man who is not viewed can be heard saying "flight recorder" in Russian.
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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