Last MH17 victims may never be recovered, as Ukraine bloodshed rises

Dutch servicemen carry a coffin containing remains of a victim of flight MH17 after it arrived at Eindhoven airport in the Netherlands on November 8 2014The remains of the last nine victims of flight MH17 may never be recovered from the Ukrainian battlefield where their plane was downed four months ago, the Dutch foreign minister said Saturday, as fighting rumbled on in the east of the country. Foreign Minister Bert Koenders made the grim assessment in the city of Kharkiv, where he attended a memorial service for five more sets of human remains collected from the site of the disaster and flown to The Netherlands. Another ceremony attended by some 1,600 friends and relatives was planned to take place in The Netherlands on Monday. The shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 on July 17 was one of the worst tragedies of a war in which an estimated 4,000 people have died.

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