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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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'Wreckage of Ukrainian fighter jets' shown in footage

Footage that appears to show the wreckage of two Ukrainian fighter jets after they were shot down has been released.

The Ukrainian government has claimed that the missiles that struck the planes at 15,000 feet were fired from Russia.

The incident comes less than a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was apparently shot down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

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