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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Kiev forces firing across border, Russia claims

Russia has repeated that Ukrainian forces fired across the border into Russian territory with assault rifles and grenade launchers.

"We officially demand Kiev stop firing at the sovereign territory of the Russian Federation," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Kiev has denied firing into Russian territory.

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