Friday, 24. October 2014
06. 08. 14. - 16:00
Ukrainian media has published images they claim show how wreckage from the downed Malaysian aircraft is being used as part of the roadblock leading into the breakaway Donetsk region.
According to the reports the photographs which were taken by Ukrainian journalists shows how part of the aircraft's fuselage had been used to strengthen the roadblock near the village of Rassypnoye.
Journalist Boris Mihalov, 32, said: "We wanted to take more pictures and question those about how the wreckage was being used in this way but we were basically ambushed and carted away. They wanted to take the camera's memory card but we gave them an empty one and hid the one with the photograph where they didn't see it."
The pictures were then handed over to Ukrainian authorities.
Ukrainian media said that the picture showed how little respect the terrorists who had sealed off part of Ukraine had for the memory of the dead.
It was not possible to independently verify the pictures in a country which has seen both sides using the media to justify their case. As fighting and violence increase in the region claims and counter-claims about the brutality of the other side have become a constant presence in the local media and on social networks.
The Ukrainian military only recently appeared to be readying a long-awaited major assault on the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, warning civilians to leave as troops tightened their ring around the city amid heavy fighting.
Ukrainian troops have already taken the town of Yasynuvata, home to a key railway control centre between Donetsk and Luhansk.
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