1. National

Ukraine government suspends MH17 crash site truce

The Ukrainian government has suspended a ceasefire in the area surrounding the MH17 crash site after the recovery mission was halted yesterday, Reuters reported.

The Netherlands halted the operation because of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the Dutch prime minister announced yesterday.

Mark Rutte told journalists in The Hague the risk posed to the team of 70 Australian, Dutch and Malaysian experts was too great to continue working in the area.

View all 115 updates ›

40 hearses for 40 coffins as MH17 victims arrive

Forty hearses are present at a military base in Eindhoven as 40 victims of the MH17 air disaster are carried out.

Hearses await the coffins. Credit: Reuters
Some 298 people died when the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down in eastern Ukraine. Credit: Reuters
Serviceman carry one of the victims of the disaster. Credit: Reuters

More on this story