3. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Alexander Borodai, rebel leader and prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic
"As of today, 196 bodies of those who died in this catastrophe were removed from the site and moved to refrigerated train cars in Torez where they will remain for now. The OSCE mission examined the bodies. Currently, there are no other (international) experts here to examine the bodies. One thing I will add. We have established contact with a group of 12 experts from Malaysia who will be arriving here in the near future, presumably tonight."
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5. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Alexander Borodai, rebel leader and prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic
"I will say that as of today, we have discovered some technical parts from the plane which are assumed to be the so-called black boxes. I stress that we do not have specialists in aviation security in the People's Republic of Donetsk, but we still presume that these are the objects in question (black boxes.) So, these objects were delivered to Donetsk and are now under my control. We wait for the representatives of a specialised organisation, in this case it is the ICAO, to whom we are ready to hand over these objects."
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7. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Alexander Borodai, rebel leader and prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic
"I am hearing rumours and allegations made by the media that the bodies we collected and continue to collect of those killed in the crash will be taken to Kiev, Mariupol or somewhere else. I am answering: that's not true. We won't move these bodies anywhere until the arrival of observers and experts."
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Rebels have recovered the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and will hand them over to the International Civil Aviation Organisation, a rebel leader said on Sunday.
Alexander Borodai also said the bodies recovered from the crash site in eastern Ukraine would remain in refrigerated train cars at a station in the rebel-held town of Torez, 15 kilometres (9 miles) away, until the arrival of an international aviation delegation.
Borodai said he was expecting a team of 12 Malaysian experts and that he was disappointed at how long they had taken to arrive.
He insisted that rebels had not interfered with the crash investigation, despite reports to the contrary by international monitors and journalists at the crash site.
A wave of international outrage over how the bodies of the plane crash victims were being handled came amid fears that the armed rebels who control the crash site could be tampering with the evidence there.
The key question of who controlled the collection of evidence at the sprawling crash site in rebel-held territory dominated the day's rapid-fire developments.
International monitors say armed rebels have limited their access to the crash site and Ukrainian officials said armed rebels took the bodies away from their workers by force.
Ukraine and the separatists accuse each other of firing a surface-to-air missile Thursday at Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur some 33,000 feet (10,000 metres) above the battlefields of eastern Ukraine.
Both deny shooting down the plane. All those onboard the flight - 283 passengers and 15 crew - were killed.