Updated: 07/22/2014 00:44 | By Agence France-Presse

MH17 bodies will be handed over to Netherlands

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said early Tuesday that the remains of those onboard crashed Flight MH17 will be handed over to the Netherlands.

MH17 bodies will be handed over to Netherlands

Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and members of a forensic team inspect a refrigerator wagon containing the remains of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, in Torez on July 21, 2014 - by Bulent Kilic

The Malaysian premier said he had received assurances from the prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic that the remains of 282 people will be moved by train to the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv and handed over.

He also added that the two black boxes will be given to a Malaysian team, and that independent international investigators would "be guaranteed safe access" to the crash site to begin their probe.

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