REUTERS

A train with the trucks departed at 0920 from the Leski railway station in Kharkiv.

"A total of 16 rail trucks with wreckage from the Boeing aircraft gathered at the crash site in Donetsk region have been sent to the Netherlands," the chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Ihor Baluta said as the last group of trucks left.

"The cargo volume is about 650 cubic meters," Baluta said.

"Up to 600 people from the Ukrainian side were involved in the work of the search mission, and another 50 workers and 15 police officers were involved at the final stage of loading debris," he said.

"The work has been completed this year," he added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Donetsk region on July 17, 2014. There is mounting evidence the plane was shot down by a powerful Buk-M anti-aircraft missile, which Ukraine says was supplied to anti-government insurgents by Russia. All 298 people on board were killed. Most of the passengers, 194, were Dutch citizens.

The plane crashed near Shakhtarsk in the Donetsk region in an area controlled by Russian-backed insurgents.

The bodies of the crash victims were transferred to the Netherlands for forensic medical examination and identification.

On July 24, Ukraine delegated the investigation of the aircraft crash to the Netherlands.