Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have again visited the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine. This time they received better access to the scene than their first visit. Thirty member monitoring team of the OSCE was allowed on Saturday see to the site, which pro-Russian activists control.
On this second visit, the monitors observed security officials from the Donetsk region transferring victims’ bodies on stretchers.
The OSCE team also saw an engine on the ground and took pictures of debris from the downed jetliner. The members were able to speak to some local residents as well. But on their first visit on Friday, the team was denied good access to the site by people who are believed to be pro-Russian militants. At that time they stayed for only about an hour.
A member of the OSCE monitors said about Saturday’s visit that they were able to see more of the scene than the previous day and to talk to those who are in charge there.