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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MH17: British victim's credit card 'abused' in Ukraine

The family of a British-South African victim of the MH17 air disaster claim his credit card has been "abused" in Ukraine since his death.

Cameron Dalziel with wife Reine. Credit: Twitter/Neil Noble

Shane Hattingh, brother-in-law of 43-year-old helicopter rescue pilot Cameron Dalziel, made the claim to CNN after the family watched the first coffins arrive in the Netherlands yesterday.

He said Dalziel's widow Reine was keeping herself busy with errands such as cancelling the cards and getting her two sons into schools, but added she was "destroyed" by the procession yesterday.

Of the rebels that have held up search efforts following the crash, Hattingh said: "They have no respect for each other, look what they're doing... It's no surprise that they were treating the remains of people like that. It made me angry beyond words."

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