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Jet Horror: Putin 'Is On The Side Of The Devil'
Ukraine's Prime Minister has said Vladimir Putin is "on the side of the devil" as he reiterated Kiev's view that Russia had a clear role in shooting down flight MH17.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk said the Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people was probably brought down by a BUK-M1 missile launcher.
"This system could not be operated by drunk pro-Russian terrorists. There were professional people," he told a news conference.
He also said Kiev is willing to hand over the probe into the atrocity to its Western partners.
In the Netherlands, Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen M?ma are meeting relatives of the 193 Dutch people who died on the plane.
The pair have been criticised for not attending memorial services for the victims on Sunday. Their aides are refusing to say what they were doing instead.
Earlier, the Russian President vowed to "do everything to ensure the security and safety" of experts investigating the disaster.
Mr Putin said "all people" in Ukraine are responsible for the tragedy.
"No one has the right to use this tragedy for any kind of vested interest in the political sense. Such incidents should unite people rather than separate them," he said.
"We need to do everything to ensure the security and safety of the observers and the experts working at the crash site."
However, Mr Yatsenyuk said: "I do not expect anything from the Russian government ... Putin should understand that it's enough already. This is not a conflict between Ukraine and Russia. It is an international conflict."
He added: "Russia is on the dark side, on the side of the devil."
US Secretary of State John Kerry said intelligence assessments had provided overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of MH17.
Mr Kerry also demanded Russia take responsibility for the actions of pro-Moscow rebels in Eastern Ukraine, branding their mishandling of victims' bodies as "grotesque".
Ukrainian government investigators say 272 of the 298 bodies have now been found scattered over fields at Grabovo in the Donetsk region.
They said two trains carrying 251 bodies are stuck in the town of Torez because "terrorists are blocking its exit".
Mr Putin has promised Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte he will help retrieve bodies and black boxes from the crash site.
However, Mary Dejevsky, a Russian and EU analyst, told Sky News that Mr Putin controls rebels in the area "far less than is commonly believed outside Russia".
She said nobody controls the area which is "one of the reasons why things are so desperate there".
British Prime Minister David Cameron said tougher sanctions may soon be imposed on Russia.
He said he had spoken to Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande and there is "strong co-operation" within the EU for action.
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is due to chair an emergency Cobra committee meeting on the crisis at 4.30pm today.
As public anger grows over claims of looting and evidence being tampered with at the crash site, Mr Kerry threatened "additional steps" against Moscow, while calling on European allies to take a tougher stance with sanctions.
He stopped short of blaming Moscow directly for shooting down the jet, but argued there was an overwhelming case that Russia had equipped insurgents with the sophisticated missile system needed to destroy an aircraft flying at 33,000ft.
Moscow has denied any involvement and has blamed Ukrainian forces for bringing down the airliner.
The UN Security Council will today vote on a resolution to condemn the downing of the aircraft.
The resolution, drafted by Australia, demands that those responsible for bringing the plane down will be held accountable, and that armed groups do not compromise the integrity of the crash site.