250 bodies recovered from MH17 crash; U.S. pinning blame on Ukrainian separatists

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(KTVI) - More than 250 bodies have been recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash as tension continues to escalates over access to the crash site.  The U.S. is pinning  blame on Ukrainian separatists who had Russian military help.

Secretary of State John Kerry is calling on European allies to crack down on Russia with tougher sanctions.  He says a thorough investigation will require Russia's full cooperation as well as access to evidence.  There is a general consensus among lawmakers that evidence confirms the separatists obtained the advanced anti-aircraft weapons through Russia.