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Ukraine Rebels to Give Black Boxes to Malaysian Authorities

July 21, 2014

Associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine.

Najib also said that the remains of 282 of the crash victims currently in Torez are being moved by train to Kharkiv in Ukraine, where they will be handed over to Dutch authorities. The remains will then be flown to Amsterdam.

Najib also said that as part of an agreement he reached with rebel leader Alexander Borodai Monday night, independent international investigators will be given "safe access" to the crash site.

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Original headline: Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia



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