Slight damage to flight MH17's black box flight recorders will not affect the data, Russia's Interstate Aviation Committee says.
"During the inspection it was established that the recorders have slight mechanical damage which did not affect the intactness of the recorders," the Committee, a supervisory body that oversees the use and management of civil aviation, said in a statement.
The statement said there was no evidence the flight recorders had been tampered with, echoing comments by the Dutch Safety Board which is coordinating the investigation into the downing of the plane.
Russia is among countries participating in the analysis of the recorders.
The mother of the three Australian children killed on flight MH17 told a memorial service her "arms would always be reaching for them."
A woman has apparently posted pictures of herself on social media with mascara looted from the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash site.
A large section of plane wreckage and everyday carry-on items like chocolates remain scattered among the wild flowers at the crash site.