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Bodies of last nine MH17 victims may never be recovered

The remains of the last victims of flight MH17 may never be recovered from the Ukrainian battlefield where their plane was shot down four months ago, the Dutch foreign minister said yesterday (Nov 8).

Mr 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.

"We cannot say at this moment in any certain way... at what moment and even if we can recover the last nine" victims, he said.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down on July 17, killing all 298 aboard.

- AFP

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