07/22/2014 01:46 EDT | Updated 07/22/2014 11:59 EDT

MH17 Black Boxes Handed Over To Malaysia By Pro-Russian Separatists After Negotiations

The two "black box" recorders from Flight MH17 were handed over to Malaysian officials early Tuesday.

A leader of the pro-Russian separatists who control the area where the plane came down formally presented them. Aleksander Borodai handed them over after lengthy negotiations with Malaysia, whose officials thanked him for doing so.