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KIEV, July 20 A spokesman for Ukraine's Security
Council said on Sunday pro-Russian rebels fighting in the
country's east were doing all they could to hide evidence that
Russian missiles shot down a Malaysian airliner.
"The terrorists are doing everything to hide the evidence of
the involvement of Russian missiles in the shooting down of that
airliner," Andriy Lysenko told a news conference.
He said the rebels had taken debris and bodies from the
crash site in trucks, tampering with a scene that investigators
need to be secure to have a chance of determining what, and who,
caused the plane to plunge into the steppe.
"The terrorists took 38 bodies to the regional hospital (in
Donetsk). About the other bodies, we do not know where they
could have taken them," Lysenko said.
Rail workers said on Sunday dozens of bodies from the site
were put into refrigerated rail wagons overnight at a station in
a town 15 km (9 miles) from the scene.
(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing by Elizabeth Piper;
Editing by Alison Williams)