Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko announced his country is preparing international requests that the Donetsk and Luhansk "republics" be considered as terrorist organizations.
His words come after a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels have held towns and cities under their control since early this spring.
Foreign Affairs Minister Titus Corlatean on Saturday said that the difficulties to identify the passenger with double citizenship, Canadian and Romanian, who was on the plane that crashed in Ukraine, were generated by the fact that his name was misspelled on the list of the airline, namely Andre and not Andrei.
Malaysia is to send two C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft to Ukraine in an operation to establish causes of flight MH17 crash, a military official said on Saturday.
Malaysian Prime Minister said that the investigation must be based on firm proof and irrefutable facts, local media cite him as saying.
More than 1,400 people were arrested and nearly $12 million (8.8 million euros) seized in an Interpol-led clampdown on illegal betting networks in Asia during the World Cup, the organisation said Friday.
Police officers from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam conducted more than 1,000 raids on illegal gambling dens in the six-week operation.
At least two people died and 18 others were missing after an overloaded fishing boat carrying illegal Indonesian immigrants capsized off the coast of southern Malaysia, a maritime official said Tuesday.