A number of missions have been organised for investigating the disaster area. The security situation will be assessed for each mission. During the missions, the international investigation team will be supported by the security organisations in the area and will only access the disaster area under their supervision. The international investigation team, under the leadership of the Dutch Safety Board, will not examine the entire disaster area. It is also not their intention to collect all of the various pieces of the wreckage and transport them to the Netherlands. The team is searching for specific evidence and material. The investigation in Ukraine will certainly take another few days. The first factual information is expected in short term. This information will be made public, when exactly is yet unknown.
The investigation into the crash will be conducted by an international investigation team under the leadership of the Dutch Safety Board. This team will investigate the cause and circumstances of the crash on the basis of factual information. The Dutch Safety Board will thus provide an overview that is as comprehensive and undisputed as possible to the next of kin and the international community.
Alongside the international investigation under the leadership of the Dutch Safety Board, the Dutch government has initiated two further, ongoing investigations. One concerns an investigation into the identification and repatriation of victims by the National Team of Forensic Examination (LFTO). This large-scale team is expected to examine the entire disaster area in order to salvage and recover the victims and the personal belongings that are still there. The other investigation from the Dutch government is a criminal investigation under the leadership of the Public Prosecution Service (OM).