Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government is continuously monitoring the process of identifying bodies of the victims of the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down while flying over Ukraine, stated President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

"We are also constantly monitoring the investigation of the MH17 crash and the identification of the victims bodies," President Yudhoyono noted in a limited cabinet meeting here on Monday.

He hoped that after being identified, the bodies of the 12 Indonesians killed in the crash can be immediately sent to their families.

According to a report released by AFP, international experts have recovered more human remains from the crash site of flight MH17 in war-torn Ukraine after resuming work on Friday.

"The 70 Dutch and Australian experts have finished their work at the MH17 crash site for today," the Dutch justice ministry noted in a statement.

"All human remains that were found will be taken with them," it stated.

The efforts to recover the remaining bodies from the crash site have been hampered by the ongoing fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists.

Over 200 coffins have been sent back to the Netherlands, which lost 193 citizens in the July 17 crash, but the bodies of many of the total 298 dead have yet to be recovered amid the fighting.

"We are happy that we can ensure that these remains can now be sent to the Netherlands," emphasized Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, the Dutch police official sent to Ukraine to head up the mission there.

In the meeting, Yudhoyono and his ministers also discussed the evacuation process of Indonesian citizens currently in Libya.

The government is responsible for the safety of Indonesians living in other conflict-ridden countries, he added.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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