Woman 'poses with mascara looted from MH17 crash site'

Ekaterina Parkhomenko apparently claimed she was given make-up taken from the crash site. Credit: Instagram

A woman has apparently posted pictures of herself on social media with mascara looted from the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash site.

Named as Ekaterina Parkhomenko - who is said to be pro-Russian and from Torez near where the plane came down - she reportedly wrote on Instagram "mascara from Amsterdam, or rather, from the field. Well, you understand".

When asked how she had acquired the make-up, she is said to have replied: "An acquaintance of mine, a looter, gave it to me."

Her Instagram account was deleted after online users strongly criticised her actions.

It is the latest instance of possessions apparently being taken from the accident scene in eastern Ukraine - claims which have angered relatives and politicians.

At the site of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight. Credit: Zurab Dzhavakhadze /Photas/Tass/Press Association Images

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte said he was “shocked at the pictures of utterly disrespectful behaviour at this tragic spot”.

Reports in Holland suggest relatives called the mobiles of their loved ones, only for them to be answered by strangers.