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Ukrainian Rebels Hand Over MH17 Black Boxes a ‘Bit Damaged’ But in ‘Good Condition’ to Malaysian Officials

"I can see that the black boxes are intact..."

Ukrainian separatists on Monday handed over black box data recorders from last week's downed Malaysia Airlines jet to Malaysian officials.

"I can see that the black boxes are intact, although a bit damaged," Malaysian Col. Mohamed Sakri said, according to ABC News. "In good condition."

The transfer comes days after U.S. intelligence concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot out of the sky with a surface-to-air missile.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razek also announced Monday that investigators will finally be provided access to the site.

Earlier, President Barack Obama also hit rebel fighters for only providing limited access to the crash site.

"What exactly are they trying to hide?" he asked, encouraging Russia to exert their influence over the separatists to encourage them to cooperate with the international community.

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