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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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Parents of MH17 passenger visit crash site

George and Angela Dyczysnki arrive at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine. Credit: Vine/Keir Simmons

NBC News Foreign Correspondent Keir Simmons has posted a brief video of the parents of MH17 passenger Fatima Dyczynski arriving at the crash site in Ukraine.

Jerzy - also known as George - and Angela Dyczinski told the Daily Mail Australia they still believe their daughter "could be alive" because her phone continued to ring after the plane came down.

The pair travelled all the way from the western Australian city of Perth to visit the site.

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