Published: Jul 22, 2014 6:09 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 22, 2014 6:19 AM EDT

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have given in to international pressures and have released a train packed with the bodies of some of the 298 people killed when a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over Ukraine last week.

Ukrainian authorities say the total number of bodies recovered is 282.
    
International forensics experts finally gained access to the crash site on Monday.  The head of the Dutch National Forensic Investigations Team said seeing the wreckage gave him goosebumps.
    
In Washington, President Barack Obama said that the behavior of the pro-Moscow separatists has been "an insult to those who have lost loved ones."  He also asked what was being hidden.
    
Russia's Defense Ministry said it has seen no evidence a missile was fired and denied involvement.

The separatists also have handed over the plane's black boxes.