Claims of looting at MH17 crash-site

An article in The Wire, citing mostly tabloid and Ukrainian government sources, claims that locals and separatists looted the wreckage of MH17, creating difficulties for forensic investigators.

The news, which cites overheated Facebook posts from Ukraine's interior minister, claims that the looters targeted cash, jewelry and credit cards especially. A USA Today article points that that whether or not there was systematic looting, the local authorities did not undertake a "grid walk" to catalog debris and search the site.

Looters Stole Cash, Credit Cards, and Jewelry from Flight MH17 Crash Victims [Polly Mosendz/The Wire]