OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine spokesman Michael Bociurkiw has told Ukrainian television’s 112 Ukraine channel. "The investigators have found new fragments of the plane and the remains of victims. After the plane crashed, there was a fierce fire there, that’s why the remains of bodies were only discovered at this time," Bociurkiw said.

According to the expert, the search operations at the crash site will continue today, on November 17.

"Unfortunately, the work could be complicated by possible fighting or a worsening of weather conditions," he said.