Investigators at the MH17 crash site in Eastern Ukraine are growing increasingly more frustrated with their inability to access the crime scene. When the plane first crashed, pro Russian separatists took over the site, setting the times and spaces at which the investigators could work. While the separatists did seem to let up a bit last week, they are now once again becoming problematic for the investigators.
The Dutch investigators who arrived over the weekend have still yet to see the wreckage or look for human remains. The team of 45 is composed of Dutch and Australian experts, as well as monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. They have, at this time, abandoned the search due to the explosions in the area, as Ukrainian and separatist forces continue to do battle nearby.
OSCE spokesman Michael Bociurkiw told CNN, "We're really sick and tired of being delayed. This is a huge waste of time and resources." Bociurkiw explained further, "We all know there are still human remains out there exposed to the elements, No. 1. Secondly, it is one of the biggest open crime scenes in the world as we speak, and it is not secured. There's no security perimeter around the 30- or 35-square kilometer site."