August 4, 2014
The militants did not allow the experts to use a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to survey the crash site
The latter was reported by Colonel Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for the Information-Analytical Center of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on Sunday during a press briefing at Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
Colonel Lysenko informed that the team of international experts (members of the OSCE mission, experts from Malaysia and Australia) continued working at the Boeing-777 crash site. Later, however, the mission representatives were forced to halt their activities due to shelling about two km from the crash site.
‘The militants did not allow the experts to use a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to survey the crash site’, said Colonel Lysenko.
‘It would allow to quickly examine the large area and see the place in perspective as well as find new evidence’, – he underlined. – ‘Prohibition to use the drone shows that terrorists are not interested in a comprehensive and objective investigation. RPA could clearly capture that shelling, which halted the work of the mission, was done by the terrorists themselves.
According to the OSCE spokesman the foreign police mission should arrive on Monday.
Source: uacrisis.org, NSDC