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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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'MH17 victim had cards stolen,' family member claims

Personal belongings of one of the British victims of the MH17 Air Malyasia crash have been looted, his brother-in-law said.

Shane Hattingh claims 43-year-old helicopter rescue pilot Cameron Dalziel pilot, who is understood to have been South African but travelling on a British passport, had his credit cards stolen.

He told the Sun newspaper: "We've been told some of his cards were stolen.

"After all we've been through - to do this to the families is so cruel. It is leaving some struggling for money. This really is the final insult."

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said they are "working with family members to protect victims from the possibility of financial and identity fraud."

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