An international team of experts has reached the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine for the first time, after days of attempts foiled by violence in the separatist-controlled area.
Alexander Hug (center), deputy head of OSCE, Europe's monitoring mission in Ukraine, stands next to armed pro-Russian separatists as the convoy makes its way to the MH17 crash site outside Donetsk, July 30, 2014.
An Ukrainian government army soldier stands guard next to the convoy of the OSCE mission in Ukraine, at a check-point in the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, July 31, 2014.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (left) and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte prior to their talks in The Hague, Netherlands, July 31, 2014.
People walk across a heavily damaged bridge near the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, July 31, 2014.