MH 17: Ukrainian president ordered fighting to stop to allow access to the crash site

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told journalists at a press conference in Kiev he has ordered troops to stop all military actions within a radius of 40km from the site of the Malaysian Boeing

MH 17: Ukrainian president ordered fighting to stop to allow access to the crash site

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told journalists at a press conference in Kiev he has ordered troops to stop all military actions within a radius of 40km from the site of the Malaysian Boeing crash.

Poroshenko also said he’s invited Russian experts to take part in investigating the plane crash.

“As Ukrainian president I immediately invited representatives of the countries which lost their citizens in the crash, first of all – representatives of the Netherlands, Malaysia, Germany, Great Britain, Australia and the US – and I gave an order to invite a Russian representative, so that [the investigation] could be conducted in the most transparent way,” Poroshenko said, as cited by ITAR-TASS.

Latest eTN Podcast

Shortly after his announcements Kiev forces were accused of attacking the train station in Donetsk, continuing fights around the airport and heavy fighting also broke out with repels in other parts of the city center. Donetsk is the gateway to get to the crash sit.

In response to the fighting in Donetsk the president later denied the Ukrainian army had any part of this assault.

Fill out my online form.
CATEGORIES
Follow on Feedly