First trucks carrying Malaysian Boeing debris leave Kharkiv for Netherlands
The first four trucks carrying debris of the Malaysian airliner Boeing 777-200 have left Kharkiv for the Netherlands, the press service for Kharkiv Regional Administration has reported.
The vehicles are accompanied by traffic police.
"All necessary procedures associated with customs clearance of this cargo were performed by Kharkiv customs officials in a timely manner and in full in accordance with the requirements of the current legislations of Ukraine and the Netherlands. Another eight trucks have entered the territory of the region to be loaded and sent to their destination," the press service reported.
A special train composed of 12 cargo cars and one passenger car arrived in Kharkiv from the railway station Pelahiyivska, Donetsk region, on December 23. The train was accompanied by international experts. Two trailers carrying plane debris had arrived in Kharkiv earlier.
The special train is currently at the railway station Osnova. The trailers are on the territory of the Kharkiv Malyshev Plant.
On November 28, Governor Ihor Baluta said some twenty vehicles will be needed for the transportation of the plane debris. All customs procedures will be performed in Kharkiv. Vehicles will roll in motorcades composed of 4-5 vehicles and will be accompanied by security and traffic police. The last vehicles carrying the debris are expected to leave Kharkiv for the Netherlands on December 8
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 routed from Amsterdam (the Netherlands) to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) crashed in the Donetsk region on July 17. The crash killed all 298 people onboard, among them 196 citizens of the Netherlands, 44 Malaysian nationals, among them 15 crewmembers, 27 citizens of Australia, and citizens of Indonesia, Germany, Belgium, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.