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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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Ambassador urges world to 'wait' for MH17 details

Russia's UK Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko said the world "must wait" for a day to learn more details about how flight MH17 was shot down.

"We don't have the (flight) recorders," he said as he rejected claims separatists in eastern Ukraine were responsible for downing the passenger plane.

"We want to see other evidence (from the US and UK)," Mr Yakovenko added. "As soon as we get this, then we'll have a full picture."

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