Ukraine: Russia Is Helping Destroy MH17 Evidence

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By all accounts the situation at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine is an absolute nightmare — and now the Ukrainian government is accusing Russia of helping separatists destroy evidence.

The government in Kiev said militiamen have removed 38 bodies from the crash site in eastern Ukraine and have taken them to the rebel-held city of Donetsk. It says the bodies were transported with the assistance of specialists with distinct Russian accents.

ABC News’ Terry Moran is at the site:

More appalling details from Max Seddon at Buzzfeed: Chaos at Malaysia Airlines Crash Site Leaves Victims by the Roadside.

HRABOVE, Ukraine — A muted sun baked golden fields of hay and sunflowers. Bloated and mangled bodies gave off a fetid stench. A burly gunman who called himself Grumpy stepped into the road as a convoy of international observers snaked along the bumpy country road to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

“I will let none of you pass! I have an order!” he shouted. Motley gunmen in ragtag uniforms flanked out alongside him. A lanky rebel in a beekeeping suit who reeked of alcohol folded his automatic rifle in his arms. The observers wandered out, then meekly retreated.

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