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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Reports: Separatists 'tampering' at MH17 crash site

A Whitehall source has told ITV News that Pro-Russian separatists have been "deliberately tampering" with the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

"There are reports of rebels talking about moving bodies, passing black boxes to Russia and plans to scatter parts of other aircraft at the site," the source added.

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