Home > News > Nation
Tuesday July 22, 2014 MYT 7:19:00 AM
Tuesday July 22, 2014 MYT 11:26:12 AM
by patrick lee AND kamarul ariffin
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: DONETSK: Malaysian officials received the two MH17 black boxes from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) in Ukraine.
At 6.11am Tuesday, DPR representatives showed up at their government headquarters here with the Malaysian government representatives.
Speaking to the press, DPR leader Alexander Borodai thanked Malaysia and the Netherlands for sending teams here on Monday to resolve the MH17 matter.
"(Our) thanks to Malaysia and Netherlands for coming here without protection or help from Kiev (the Ukrainian government)," he said, according to a rough translation by a local.
A handover ceremony then took place between the DPR and Malaysian officials.
Both parties were seen signing various documents.
The DPR then produced a white sack containing the black boxes and showed them to the Malaysian officials.
The boxes were then inspected and later accepted by the Malaysian officials.
A man who introduced himself as Kol Mohd Shukri of the National Security Council thanked Borodai for handing the boxes back to Malaysia.
"I would like to convey our sincere appreciation to Borodai for giving us the opportunity and entertaining our special request to hand over the two black boxes to Malaysia," he said.
He added that teams from Malaysia would also be sent to the crash site although he did not specify a time and date for this.
On Monday Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak reached an agreement with Ukrainian rebels for custody of the black boxes and access to the Malaysia airlines flight MH17 crash site.
All news on MH17
Tags / Keywords:
MH17 crash, Ukraine, MAS
Safe passage to MH17 crash site
MH17: Investigating team returns to Ukraine to search for victims
MH17: Crash site still unsafe despite ceasefire, says Ahmad Zahid
MH17: Access to crash site a must, says Hisham
MH17: Investigating team to leave for Ukraine
Mother seeks missing teenage daughters
Mariah Carey steals hearts of Malaysians with thoughtful post
Casting their nets
PAS muktamar: Party will decline Selangor MB post if offered, says Mat Sabu
Concerted move to raise broadband penetration rates, says DPM
Report: Cops seek witnesses into death of Malaysian ‘little angel’ at Royal Adelaide Show
German brothers to make billions from Rocket e-commerce empire
Free toll charges to commemorate celebration
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)