The local department of Ukraine's Emergencies Ministry in the eastern Donetsk region says 196 bodies have been found at the site where the Malaysian airliner crashed.
"As of 7am on July 20, in the Shakhtarsky region of the crash site of the Boeing 777, 196 bodies were found," it said in a statement, adding that divers were involved in the search because the area included a reservoir.
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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