(Named as Ekaterina Parkhomenko - said to be pro-Russian and from Torez near where the plane came down ) uploaded a photograph on Instagram, the photo-sharing social network, with the caption: 'Mascara from Amsterdam; to be precise, from the field. Well, you understand.' She said she had not collected it herself but had got it “from a familiar friend”. [Original Article w/pictures] [English Newspaper Story]
Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte said he was “shocked at the pictures of utterly disrespectful behaviour at this tragic spot”.
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Reports out of France and Holland suggest relatives called the mobiles of their loved ones, only for them to be answered by strangers. Bloggers in both Russia and Ukraine have questioned whether the posting was a provocation amid a huge propaganda war from both sides, but a number of well-known web writers believe it to be genuine. (Y)Ekaterina, whose Instagram name was “zolotsova”, later deleted the page and along with it her presence on other social media sites.