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Soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash during a ceremony in the Bunga Raya complex at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. Black-Clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the frist remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Malaysian soldiers pause for a moment of silence next to vans carrying coffins of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 victims in the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. Black-Clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the frist remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
A Malaysia Airlines pilot (C) holds late co-pilot Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi's son Abderrahman, one the Malaysians who perished aboard flight MH17 that was downed in eastern Ukraine during a special prayer at a mosque in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 22, 2014. Black-clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the first remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: A group of religious student recites quranic verses in front of the coffin of Dora Sheila Kassim during a special prayer in a local mosque on August 22, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: Malaysia Army personnel receives the body of Dora Sheila Kassim in a local mosque on August 22, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: Malaysia Army personnel receives the body of Dora Sheila Kassim in a local mosque on August 22, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: Malaysia Army personnel receives the body of Dora Sheila Kassim in a local mosque on August 22, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: A group of religious student recites quranic verses in front of the coffin of Dora Sheila Kassim during a special prayer in a local mosque on August 22, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: Malaysia Army personnel receive the body of Dora Sheila Kassim in a local mosque on August 22, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: Family members of Dora Sheila Kassim offer prayers as her body arrives in a local mosque on August 22, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
Mohamed Salleh, (C) the father of Malaysia Airlines flight attendant Nur Shazana, one of the Malaysians who perished aboard flight MH17 that was downed in eastern Ukraine, touches her coffin during a burial ceremony in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 22, 2014. Black-clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the first remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFAN (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash during a ceremony in the Bunga Raya complex at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. Black-Clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the frist remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: Family members of Dora Sheila Kassim offer prayers as her body arrives in a local mosque on August 22, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
Family members and next-of-kin of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victims pause for a moment of silence during a ceremony in the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. Black-Clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the frist remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Family members and next-of-kin of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victims pause for a moment of silence during a ceremony in the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. Black-Clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the frist remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Malaysian soldiers pause for a moment of silence during a ceremony to welcome remains of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 victims in the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. Black-Clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the frist remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Family members break down as vans carrying the remains of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 victims leave the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. Black-Clad Malaysians paused for a minute of silence Friday on a nationwide day of mourning held to sombrely welcome home the frist remains of its 43 citizens killed in the MH17 disaster. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
SELANGOR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: A plane carrying the bodies of 20 Malaysians killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine arrives and the coffins are prepared to be carried by Army soldiers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on August 22, 2014 in Selangor, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
SELANGOR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: A plane carrying the bodies of 20 Malaysians killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine arrives at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on August 22, 2014 in Selangor, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
SELANGOR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: A plane carrying the bodies of 20 Malaysians killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine arrives and the coffins are carried by Army soldiers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on August 22, 2014 in Selangor, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
SELANGOR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: A plane carrying the bodies of 20 Malaysians killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine arrives and the coffins are carried by Army soldiers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on August 22, 2014 in Selangor, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
SELANGOR, MALAYSIA - AUGUST 22: A plane carrying the bodies of 20 Malaysians killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine arrives and the coffins are carried by Army soldiers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on August 22, 2014 in Selangor, Malaysia. Two hundred and ninety-eight people onboard Flight MH17 perished when the plane was hit by a surface-to-air missle near the Russia-Ukraine border on July 18. It remains unclear who fired the missle, with ongoing fighting in the area between pro-Russia rebels and Ukraine. (Photo by Rahman Roslan/Getty Images)
Soldiers carry coffins with the remains of Malaysian victims from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during a ceremony at the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster returned home, where they were to be sombrely received on a national day of mourning. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers carry coffins with the remains of Malaysian victims from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during a ceremony at the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster returned home, where they were to be sombrely received on a national day of mourning. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Relatives attend a ceremony for the return of the remains of Malaysian victims from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine at the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster returned home, where they were to be sombrely received on a national day of mourning. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Malaysia Airlines staff attend a ceremony for the return of the remains of Malaysian victims from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine at the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster returned home, where they were to be sombrely received on a national day of mourning. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a Malaysian victim from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine during a ceremony at the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 22, 2014. A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster returned home, where they were to be sombrely received on a national day of mourning. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
Family members of Nur Shazana, a Malaysia Airlines crew member who was among the victims onboard Flight MH17, cry during a burial ceremony at Taman Selatan Muslim cemetery in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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BY VINCENT THIAN AND CHRIS BRUMMITT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies.

The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the Malaysia Airlines jet that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July were given full military honors and a day of national mourning was declared, the first in the country's history.

Many people in offices in the nation of 30 million observed a minute's silence as the hearses were driven from the tarmac of Kuala Lumpur International Airport to private funerals. Some public trains in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, stopped operating.

All 298 people onboard died when the jet was shot down over an area of Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia separatists on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The victims included 43 Malaysians and 195 Dutch nationals. An international investigation is ongoing, but no one has been arrested.

First Bodies of Malaysian Victims of the MH17 Plane Crash Arrive Home

While the ceremony on the tarmac was solemn and heartfelt, the return of the bodies also represented a political triumph for Prime Minister Najib Razak, whose already shaky popularity ratings were hit by his handling of the still unsolved disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and its 239 passengers and crew in March.

"Today we mourn the loss of our people. Today, we begin to bring them home," Najib said in a statement. "Our thoughts and our prayers are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives. Today we stand with you, united as one."

Najib claimed personal credit for negotiating a deal with pro-Russian separatists for the return of all the bodies of the 298 people on board. Few details have been released over what the separatists were given in return, and some critics have said that the negotiations with people many regard as terrorists set a dangerous precedent.

"Everyone wants closure for the families, there is no question," said Bridget Welsh, a research associate at the National Taiwan University. "But on the other hand, they (Najib's advisers) saw this as an opportunity for him to look good. It was critical for the government to be seen as responsive and differentiate itself from the handling of MH370."

The victims were carried aboard a specially chartered Malaysia Airlines jet from Amsterdam, where they were taken from the crash site. Three had already been cremated. The coffins were individually lowered from the plane and slowly carried by teams of eight soldiers to waiting hearses.

The repatriation was the first of the Malaysian passengers and crew on the flight. The government has said that the bodies of the remaining Malaysians would follow soon.

The country may never witness a similar homecoming for the victims on board Flight 370. The plane went missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and is believed to have crashed somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean.

After several surface and underwater searches have turned up nothing, a new underwater search is expected to begin in September and take up to a year to search 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) of the Indian Ocean seabed.

Assuming the plane is found, the depth of the ocean will make recovery of any bodies difficult. Relatives might also prefer the bodies to stay where they are.

Photos from the mourning ceremony in July of 2014:

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Ukrainian soldiers carry coffins with the remains of a victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian soldiers carry coffins with the remains of a victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian soldiers carry coffins with the remains of a victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian servicemen carry a coffin that contains the body from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during a sombre ceremony in Kharkiv on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 23 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian servicemen (L) carry a coffin that contains the body from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during a ceremony in Kharkiv on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 23 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian soldiers carry coffins with the remains of a victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
A Hercules transport aircraft of the Royal Dutch Airforce (L), carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, takes off from Kharkiv airport, as a C17 aircraft of the Royal Australian Airforce prepares to taxi on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 23 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEY BOBOK (Photo credit should read SERGEY BOBOK/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian servicemen carry coffinS that contains the body from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during a ceremony in Kharkiv on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 23 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
A Hercules transport aircraft of the Royal Dutch Airforce, carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, takes off from Kharkiv airport on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 23 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEY BOBOK (Photo credit should read SERGEY BOBOK/AFP/Getty Images)
A Hercules transport aircraft of the Royal Dutch Airforce (Top), carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, takes off from Kharkiv airport, as a C17 aircraft of the Royal Australian Airforce prepares to taxi on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 23 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ ANP / EVERT-JAN DANIELS ** NETHERLANDS OUT ** (Photo credit should read Evert-Jan Daniels/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins. AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: Peter van Vliet (L), leader of the Dutch forensics team investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, watches a plane containing the bodies of crash victims takes off to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
The press wait in front of the military airport, as the first plane carrying corpses recovered from the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 readied to leave for the Netherlands, in Eindhoven on July 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: Peter van Vliet (L), leader of the Dutch forensics team investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, watches a plane containing the bodies of crash victims takes off to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: Volodymyr Groysman (C), Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, speaks at a departure ceremony for the victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A Dutch military transport plane containing the bodies of crash victims from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 prepares to take off for the Netherlands following a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: Members of the Ukrainian military stand to attention after coffins containing the bodies of victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: Dignitaries wait for a plane containing the bodies of crash victims from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to take off for the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A Dutch military transport plane containing the bodies of crash victims from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 takes off for the Netherlands following a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: Members of the Ukrainian military stand to attention as coffins containing the bodies of victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: Members of the Ukrainian military stand to attention as coffins containing the bodies of victims of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - JULY 23: A Dutch flag flies at half mast on July 23, 2014 at Eindhoven Airport, Netherlands. Later the first 50 bodies will be repatriated to Eindhoven military airbase. Today the people of the Netherlands are holding a national day of mourning. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 passengers. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue to find the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - JULY 23: A Dutch flag flies at half mast on July 23, 2014 at Eindhoven Airport, Netherlands. Later the first 50 bodies will be repatriated to Eindhoven military airbase. Today the people of the Netherlands are holding a national day of mourning. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 passengers. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue to find the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - JULY 23: A Dutch flag flies at half mast on July 23, 2014 at Eindhoven Airport, Netherlands. Later the first 50 bodies will be repatriated to Eindhoven military airbase. Today the people of the Netherlands are holding a national day of mourning. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 passengers. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue to find the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
KHARKIV, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A coffin containing the body of a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is loaded onto a plane for transport to the Netherlands during a departure ceremony on July 23, 2014 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
The Dutch flag flies half mast at Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands, on July 23, 2014. The Dutch government has declared a day of national mourning due to the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine. At 04.00 PM, when the first 50 bodies of the 298 victims will arrive on Eindhoven Airport, the country will hold a minutes silence. AFP PHOTO/ANP ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN netherlands out (Photo credit should read ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman mourns at Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands, on July 23, 2014. The Dutch government has declared a day of national mourning due to the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine. At 04.00 PM, when the first 50 bodies of the 298 victims will arrive on Eindhoven Airport, the country will hold a minutes silence. AFP PHOTO/ANP ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN netherlands out (Photo credit should read ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
MAGADAN, RUSSIA - 23: Roads, many buildings and residential areas get damaged during flood disaster happened in Magadan, Russia on July 23, 2014. (Photo by Ilya Kovyakin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MAGADAN, RUSSIA - 23: A plane, exhibited in a museum, is adrift in flood water on July 23, 2014 in Magadan, Russia. Roads, many buildings and residential areas get damaged during flood disaster happened in Magadan. (Photo by Ilya Kovyakin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
MAGADAN, RUSSIA - 23: A plane, exhibited in a museum, is adrift in flood water on July 23, 2014 in Magadan, Russia. Roads, many buildings and residential areas get damaged during flood disaster happened in Magadan. (Photo by Ilya Kovyakin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A picture of Bryce Fredriksz, right, and his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers, left, who died on flight MH17, is surrounded by flowers at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Sunday, July 20, 2014. An attack on a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine on Thursday killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch. Worshippers at church services across the Netherlands prayed Sunday for the victims of the Ukraine air disaster and their next of kin, as anger built over the separatist rebels' hindering of the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
THE HAGUE , NETHERLANDS - JULY 23: A flag flies at half mast outside the Dutch parliament building as the Dutch government declares a national day of mourning to commemorate the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, on July 23, 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. Flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Robin Utrecht Photography/Getty Images)
VOLENDAM, NETHERLANDS - JULY 20: A couple embrace sitting at the waterside in the traditional Dutch town of Volendam as the Netherlands tries to come to terms with the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 20, 2014 in Volendam, Netherlands. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
VOLENDAM, NETHERLANDS - JULY 20: A photograph of Neeltje Tol (L) and Cor Schilder, who were victims of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, is displayed outside her florist shop which is festooned with floral tributes on July 20, 2014 in Volendam, Netherlands. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
VOLENDAM, NETHERLANDS - JULY 20: A reflection of vistors coming to share their condolences in the florist shop window owned by Neeltje Tol and Cor Schilder, who were victims of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 20, 2014 in Volendam, Netherlands. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
VOLENDAM, NETHERLANDS - JULY 20: A woman signs a book of condolence in memory of Neeltje Tol and Cor Schilder, who were victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, outside the florist shop owned by Neeltje Tol on July 20, 2014 in Volendam, Netherlands. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A woman kneels by flowers layed at a remembrance spot at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, on July 20, 2014. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which took off at Schiphol airport, was blown out of the sky on Thursday by what is believed to be a surface-to-air missile, killing 298 passengers and crew and dramatically raising the stakes in Ukraine's bloody three-month conflict. AFP PHOTO / ANP / VALERIE KUYPERS ***Netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read VALERIE KUYPERS/AFP/Getty Images)
A traveller looks at flowers layed at a remembrance spot at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, on July 20, 2014. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which took off at Schiphol airport, was blown out of the sky on Thursday by what is believed to be a surface-to-air missile, killing 298 passengers and crew and dramatically raising the stakes in Ukraine's bloody three-month conflict. AFP PHOTO / ANP / VALERIE KUYPERS ***Netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read VALERIE KUYPERS/AFP/Getty Images)
A sea of flowers flowers lays at a remembrance spot at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, on July 20, 2014. A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight MH17 with more than 280 passengers, including 193 Dutch passengers on board crashed in eastern Ukraine on 17 July. AFP PHOTO/ANP VALERIE KUYPERS netherlands out (Photo credit should read VALERIE KUYPERS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Dutch flag flies half-mast at Schiphol Airport, near Amsterdam, on July 20, 2014. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which took off at Schiphol airport, was blown out of the sky on Thursday by what is believed to be a surface-to-air missile, killing 298 passengers and crew and dramatically raising the stakes in Ukraine's bloody three-month conflict. AFP PHOTO / ANP / VALERIE KUYPERS ***Netherlands out*** (Photo credit should read VALERIE KUYPERS/AFP/Getty Images)
People look at flowers laid in memory of Willem Grootscholten, a victim of flight MH17, who worked for 12 years as a bouncer at the cannabis-selling cafe Andersom in Utrecht, Netherlands, Sunday, July 20, 2014. An attack on a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine on Thursday killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch. Worshippers at church services across the Netherlands prayed Sunday for the victims of the Ukraine air disaster and their next of kin, as anger built over the separatist rebels' hindering of the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
A woman signs a condolence register for the victims of MH17 at the City Hall in Amsterdam, Sunday, July 20, 2014. An attack on a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine on Thursday killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch. Worshippers at church services across the Netherlands prayed Sunday for the victims of the Ukraine air disaster and their next of kin, as anger built over the separatist rebels' hindering of the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
A photo of the crash scene of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 is displayed at St.Vitus church, in Hilversum, Sunday, July 20, 2014. An attack on a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine on Thursday killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch. Worshippers at church services across the Netherlands prayed Sunday for the victims of the Ukraine air disaster and their next of kin, as anger built over the separatist rebels' hindering of the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
A picture of Steven Noreilde from Brasschaat, Belgium, a victim of flight MH17, lays next to a soccer shirt surrounded by flowers, at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Sunday, July 20, 2014. An attack on a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine on Thursday killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch. Worshippers at church services across the Netherlands prayed Sunday for the victims of the Ukraine air disaster and their next of kin, as anger built over the separatist rebels' hindering of the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
A bunch of flowers with a picture and a message for John Allen, a British lawyer who died with his Dutch wife and three sons on flight MH17, is placed at Schiphol airport, in Amsterdam, Sunday, July 20, 2014. An attack on a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine on Thursday killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch. Worshippers at church services across the Netherlands prayed Sunday for the victims of the Ukraine air disaster and their next of kin, as anger built over the separatist rebels' hindering of the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - JULY 22: People lay down flowers to commemorate the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 at Schiphol Airport on July 22, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Robin Utrecht Photography/Getty Images)
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