Poroshenko says destruction of crash evidence "unacceptable"
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 01:01
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announces ceasefire near crash site, adding that he lent his plane to a team of international experts who will investigate the scene. Deborah Gembara reports.
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Outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko paid his respects --- the site a makeshift memorial for the nearly 300 people killed on Malaysian Airlines flight MG17. One hundred and ninety-three on board were Dutch.
Poroshenko blamed the crash on neighboring Russia --- which has denied the accusation. He also announced a ceasefire around the crash site.
(SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT PETRO POROSHENKO SAYING:
"Three notorious crimes were committed. The first crime is a terrorist attack committed from Russian weapons by Russian terrorists and Russian mercenaries. The second crime -- I can't look calmly at how the terrorists treated the bodies of those who died. Thirdly, destroying the evidence is absolutely unacceptable."
He also announced that he had lent his plane to a team of international experts who will examine the wreckage.
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