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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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Russia says Ukrainian shells fired on border region

Russia said around 40 mortar shells fired by Ukrainian forces landed on the border territory of Rostov, near where Kiev is fighting pro-Russian separatists, state news agency reports.

Around 40 mortar shells have fallen from Ukraine ... in Rostov province.

– Vasily Malayev, Russia Federal Security Service

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