Rebels in eastern Ukraine hand over black boxes to Malaysian investigatorsUpdated: 2014-07-22 07:44:40 KST
Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine in control of a site where the Malaysia Airlines plane crashed last week, have handed over the black boxes from the aircraft to Malaysian investigators.
Reports say rebel leader Aleksander Borodai signed over the two flight-data recorders to the Malaysian delegation in the city of Donetsk.
The Malaysians say the black boxes, which could help investigators determine what caused the downing of the plane, seem to be in good condition.
The separatists also agreed to a transfer of the victims' bodies by train to the Ukrainian government-controlled city of Kharkiv, from which they will be handed over to Dutch authorities.
In the Netherlands, where the largest number of victims were from, prosecutors have opened a war crimes investigation.
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