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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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Identifying MH17 victims 'will take months'

Identifying the victims from the MH17 crash disaster will likely take months, according to one the British investigators working in Holland.

Detective Inspector Howard Way of the Metropolitan Police told ITV News: "There is 80 children amongst the deceased, so yes it's difficult for the people working in the mortuary and also the people working with the families."

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