Ukraine: Rebels took away all plane crash bodies

YURAS KARMANAU

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Ukrainian emergency services says separatist rebels have taken away all the 196 bodies that workers had recovered from the Malaysian Airlines plane crash site.

Associated Press journalists saw rebels putting bagged bodies onto trucks and driving them away Saturday. On Sunday, AP journalists saw no bodies at the crash site.

Ukrainian spokeswoman Nataliya Bystro said Sunday that emergency workers have been working under duress and were forced to give the bodies to the armed rebels. She said the government has no idea where the bodies were taken to.