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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Dutch mayor calls for Putin's daughter to be deported

Vladimir Putin's daughter has become a focus of anger in the Netherlands. Credit: Reuters

The mayor of a Dutch city has apologised after he called for Vladimir Putin's daughter to be removed from the country following the MH17 disaster.

Speaking to Dutch station Radio 1, Pieter Broertjes, mayor of Hilversum, said 29-year-old Maria Putin - who is thought to live in the village of Voorschoten with a Dutch boyfriend - should be deported.

He later said on Twitter that the comments were "not wise", adding: "This stemmed from a feeling of helplessness that many people will recognise."

One-hundred-and-ninety-three Dutch people were among the 298 people on board the Malaysian Airlines flight that was downed in eastern Ukraine.

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