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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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MH17 children's last message before they died

This video is now their parent's most cherished possession but at the time it was filmed no one could predict what would happen.

Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin, aged 12, 10, and eight, all died on flight MH17 along with their grandfather Nick on July 17.

In what is now their last message, the happy and smiling youngsters ride their bikes and swing on a roundabout telling their auntie they will see her next year.

The video was played at a memorial service for them in Australia earlier today.

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