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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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Identifying flight MH17 victims 'could take months'

A British investigator involved in identifying the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has warned that the process could take months to complete.

Detective Inspector Howard Way said he was confident officials would identify the 298 victims, but this could take "weeks or months".

Two more planes carrying the remains of victims arrived in the Netherlands today as a second repatriation service took place.

ITV News Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports:

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