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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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Malaysia PM: '30 investigators' needed at MH17 site

Malaysia' Prime Minister has said there need to be 30 investigators at the MH17 crash site, but the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels is preventing them getting access to the area.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak is set to visit the Netherlands to discuss access to the crash site.

He said pro-Russian separatists had so far met two conditions asked of them by returning the victims' bodies and the aircraft's black boxes, but he said there now need to be a full investigation into the crash.

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