Ukraine separatists say they have found black box
Reports rebels willing to declare three-day ceasefire to allow recovery at crash site
An armed pro-Russian separatist stands on part of the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane after it crashed near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of Ukraine today. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine say they have found the “black box” flight recorder of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that crashed today, killing 295 people, the Interfax news agency reported.
The information could not immediately be confirmed by Reuters.
It is also being reported that the separatists are willing to declare up to a three-day ceasefire in the east of Ukraine to allow for recovery work in the crash site, according to RIA News Agency.
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