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.

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Parents of MH17 victims: 'We live in a hell beyond hell'

The parents of three Australian children who were killed with their grandfather in the MH17 crash said they are living in a "hell beyond hell" in the wake of the disaster.

Mo, Otis and Evie Maslin, aged 12, eight and 10, and their grandfather Nick Norris, 68, were among the 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was apparently shot down in eastern Ukraine on July 17.

Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris said the "people who shot our whole family out of the sky" do not deserve the "intense and relentless" pain they are suffering.

Mo, Otis and Evie Maslin were killed along with their grandfather in the MH17 disaster.

"We live in a hell beyond hell. Our babies are not here with us – we need to live with this act of horror, every day and every moment for the rest of our lives," the parents said in a statement.

"No one deserves what we are going through. Not even the people who shot our whole family out of the sky.

"No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for our children, for Mo, for Evie, for Otis. No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for Grandad Nick. No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for each other. This is a revelation that gives us some comfort."

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