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2 more planes carrying victims of Malaysian crash to fly from Ukraine to Netherlands

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In this framegrab made from a video provided by press service of the rebel Donetsk People's Republic and icorpus.ru, pro-Russians collect parts of the burning debris of a Ukrainian military fighter jet, shot down at Savur Mogila, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Two Ukrainian military Sukhoi-25 fighters have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. (AP Photo/icorpus.ru, Press Service of the rebel Donetsk People's Republic) (The Associated Press)

Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.

The crash a week ago killed all 298 people — most of them Dutch citizens — aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Wreckage of the Boeing 777 fell on territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists who have been battling the Ukrainian government since April. U.S. officials say the plane was probably shot down by a missile, most likely by accident.

The first bodies of the crash victims arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday and were met there by Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and hundreds of relatives.