Forensic experts have formally identified the first of 298 MH17 victims, AFP reported.
A statement from the Dutch Government said: “The first victim of the flight MH17 disaster was identified.
"It's a Dutch citizen and the victim's family and mayor of where they lived have been informed.”
A team of 200 specialists are involved in the identification process but it could take months for it to be completed.
The Dutch are in charge of identifying all the victims from the July 17 disaster over rebel-held Ukraine, 194 of whom were Dutch nationals.
So far 227 coffins with the remains of people from 17 countries have been flown back.
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.