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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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The Last Post is played as MH17 victims' bodies arrive

A trumpeter played The Last Post as the bodies of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight landed in Holland.

As the Dutch king and queen looked on, two transport planes carrying 40 coffins flew into Holland's Eindhoven airport.

A motorcade of hearses were at the airport to take the coffins to the Korporaal van Oudheusden barracks, where the long-process of identifying the bodies will begin.

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