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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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More bodies of MH17 disaster flown to the Netherlands

The bodies and remains of more victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 disaster have been flown to Eindhoven airport from Ukraine.

The coffins were carried from the plane during an official reception ceremony in the Netherlands after MH17 downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine. Credit: REUTERS/Mischa Rapmund
Officials said 51 bags containing bodies or body parts were transported by plane today, a day after 40 bodies were returned to the Netherlands. Credit: REUTERS/Mischa Rapmund
The coffins were loaded into waiting hearses on the tarmac at Eindhoven airport ahead of a formal identification process. Credit: REUTERS/Mischa Rapmund

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