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 passenger parents pay tribute at crash site

The parents of one the passengers aboard the MH17 airliner are struggling to come to terms with the accident despite surveying the plane's wreckage in person.

George and Angela Dyczynski laid a floral tribute to the passengers on part of the cabin, but they remain convinced their daughter Fatima is still alive.

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