x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

In pictures: Investigations continue into Malaysian Airlines flight MH17

The US president Barack Obama demanded an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine to allow for a credible investigation of a downed Malaysian jetliner, and confirmed that the plane was hit with a missile fired from territory held by pro-Russia rebels.

So far, no official investigative body has been given charge of the crash site in rural eastern Ukraine, which remained unsecured on Friday. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe sent a team of monitors to the site, but they later reported only limited access to the wreckage.