We'd like to inform you on the latest developments with regard to an investigation of the Boeing 777 crash and undertakings which have been initiated by Ukraine with respect to arriving of the relatives of those perished.
As of today, the first meeting of the Governmental Commission on Investigating the causes of the Boeing 777-200 crash took place today, July 18, in the morning. The State Commission adopted the following:
- bodies of the perished are to be transported to Kharkiv, where a special laboratory and coordination unit are being deployed;
- arranging hotel accommodation free of charge in Kyiv and Kharkiv for 300 rooms for the relatives in each of the cities;
- ensuring that relatives, arriving to Kyiv and Kharkiv, are met and escorted;
- for those who need entry visas – visas will be issued in Kyiv and Kharkiv.
In regard of the relatives we expect theirs data to be sent to MFA of Ukraine response unit in advance.
Coordination unit in Kharkiv is in charge of all technical and organizational issues, including psychological help for the relatives, can be contacted by phone 057 7666692 or e-mail [email protected].
Situation on the place of the catastrophe is in its` dynamic. Our efforts to arrange the procedures in a proper way are being impeded by the terrorists.
A second meeting of the Governmental Commission is scheduled for today at 19.00, where we are going to propose to hold a coordination meeting with your representatives with participation of all authorities involved. You'll be informed shortly on its` outcomes.
In the meantime we are focusing on the organizational work.
Response Unit, MFA of UKRAINE