1. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk walking up to podium
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian Prime Minister:
"Ukrainian government is ready to transfer an international investigation to our Dutch friends."
4. Camera operators at news conference
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian Prime Minister:
"Those who committed this international crime, those responsible will be hold accountable and together with the entire international community, we will bring to justice everyone responsible."
6. Reporter taking notes
7. SOUNDBITE: (English) Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian Prime Minister:
"We got a number of statements of intelligence agencies and respective governments, clearly saying that they do share the opinion that MH17 was shot down by the missile and it is crystal clear that any Russian, drunken guerilla cannot manage this system."
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian Prime Minister:
"They can support these guerillas. But they have to stop and President Putin is to realise that enough is enough. This is not a conflict just between Ukraine and Russia. This is an international and global conflict."
10. News conference
11. SOUNDBITE: (English), Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukrainian Prime Minister:
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"Ukrainian authorities discovered 272 bodies, 251 of which are already loaded in the train refrigerators. We sent two trains, four cars of which are right now located in Torez city. These bloody guerillas do not allow the train to leave the area."
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk confirmed on Monday that his government has officially asked the Netherlands to lead the investigation into the Malaysian Airlines flight which was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 on board.
Yatsenyuk reiterated on Monday that those responsible for downing Flight MH17 would be held accountable for their actions.
At a tense news conference in the Ukraine capital Kiev, Yatsenyuk accused Russia of providing the missile system that brought the plane down, and helping the rebels to operate the system.
Ukrainian officials say the plane was shot down by a mobile missile battery from a rebel-controlled area in eastern Ukraine.
They said the BUK rocket launcher was supplied from Russia and operated by Russian personnel.
Yatsenyuk called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to realise that "enough is enough", as it had gone beyond a conflict between their two countries to an "international and global conflict."
Pressure has been growing on Putin, who the US and others say has backed and armed the rebels, to rein in the insurgents in Ukraine and allow a full-scale investigation.
Russia has denied backing the separatists.
Yatsenyuk also confirmed that 272 bodies have now been recovered, 251 of which have been loaded into refrigerated trains in Torez, a town near the crash site.
A team of international monitors, including three from the Dutch National Forensic Investigations Team, were to visit both Torez and the crash site later Monday.