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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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Flight over conflict zones to be discussed at UN meeting

The UN's civil-aviation body will hold a meeting next week to discuss the roles of states and aviation groups in relation to airspace over conflict zones in the wake of the MH17 tragedy, Reuters has reported, citing sources.

The International Civil Aviation Organisation will host other aviation bodies at its headquarters in Montreal.

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