International anger and frustration is seething in the
aftermath of the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines MH17.
Pro-Russian rebels, accused of allowing the looting of bodies
as well as destroying evidence, continue to limit access to
investigation and recovery teams.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, is facing the
possibility of further sanctions as international leaders
turn up the pressure on him.
While Mr Putin says he has urged rebels to co-operate, they
say he had the necessary clout with the separatists.
The diplomatic escalation is turning into one of the most
intense showdowns between Russia and Western Europe since the
end of the Cold War.
The rebels are also accused of spiriting the weapons systems
of the type used in the attack across the border to Russia.
They, in turn, say Ukrainian authorities are not interested
in an objective investigation - that it is Ukraine that is
thwarting the investigation.
The location of the plane's black boxes remains a mystery.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose nation lost 193
citizens on the flight, called TV images of victims' property
being handled by unauthorised people ''downright
Malaysia's Transportation Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the
the integrity of the site had been compromised.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is among other leaders
''deeply concerned'' by the lack of access to the crash site.
Dozens of bodies were put into refrigerated rail wagons last
night, rail workers said.
A senior official from the rebels' self-proclaimed Donetsk
People's Republic said all 196 of the bodies found so far had
been loaded into the wagons.