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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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Large piece of MH17 wreckage discovered in forest

A large piece of wreckage pictured in forest near the main crash site. Credit: Ben England/ITV News

ITV News has seen fresh wreckage from flight MH17, discovered in forest near the main crash site in Grabovo, eastern Ukraine.

There are no bodies among the mangled section of the plane and ITV News staff on the ground say there are no guards or security at the scene whatsoever.

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