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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Tears as MH17 victims are flown in for identification

International efforts are being made to secure the MH17 crash site away from pro-Russian rebel control as remains continue to be found following the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane.

Two more military aircraft transported the body parts of scores of victims to the Netherlands, before 74 coffins were transported to a convoy of hearses and driven away ahead of a long and grim process of identification.

Most of the 298 people on board the plane, which was downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine a week ago, were Dutch citizens and thousands stood to show their respects by the roadside on the second day of returns.

ITV News Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports on the tearful scenes among grieving families in Hilversum and the identification effort being assisted by British police.

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