Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Annular eclipse will be visible in South America, Africa on Feb 26Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
“The probe team must be able to gain access to the site before all evidence is covered by snow,” the Star newspaper quoted the minister as saying.
He said the team could not reach the site due to continuous fighting between the Ukrainian government forces and militias. “We are working hard and making efforts to persuade both parties to follow the ceasefire treaty,” he added.
A team of 30 Malaysian experts arrived in Ukraine on September 8 to continue gathering evidence as well as search for remains of crash victims. However, they have failed to get to the crash site as of yet.
If the situation does not improve, search at the site will be postponed till next year, Malaysian Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar said.
The previous search operation in the area continued less than a week, as on August 6 international experts finished their work for safety considerations. Khalid Abu Bakar said specialists had managed to comb less than half of the area, failing to bring any debris from the crash site.
A Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 298 people crashed in east Ukraine on July 17 on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Both sides in Ukraine’s conflict accused each other of shooting down the plane with a missile.
Kiev’s military operation designed to regain control over the eastern Ukrainian breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which on May 11 proclaimed their independence at local referendums, was launched in mid-April and has involved armored vehicles, heavy artillery and attack aviation.
The ceasefire was achieved at a meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine on September 5.