At least one Europol expert is to join an INTERPOL team, which includes Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts and a responsible from the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). The team is to be depolyed shortly in Ukraine to provide on-site assistance.
Teams at Europol have been monitoring the situation since immediately after the crash Thursday 17 July and offered all possible assistance to those involved in responding to the incident.
"Europol will actively contribute to the INTERPOL led Incident Response Team. We will do our utmost to support the work that must be done following this horrific incident, where hundreds of families and friends to the innocent victims on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 are grieving and left with unanswered questions," says Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol.