A military mission to secure the MH17 crash site has been ruled out by the Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia, according to the Dutch Prime Minister.
Mark Rutte said: "We concluded there was a real risk that an international mission would immediately be involved in the conflict in Ukraine."
He added that that it was "not realistic" to attain military dominance over heavily armed separatists in an area so near the Russian border.
A team of international experts were due to visit the scene where 298 people died but abandoned their plans for security reasons.
The mother of the three Australian children killed on flight MH17 told a memorial service her "arms would always be reaching for them."
A woman has apparently posted pictures of herself on social media with mascara looted from the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash site.
A large section of plane wreckage and everyday carry-on items like chocolates remain scattered among the wild flowers at the crash site.