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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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Dutch royals at Eindhoven airport as MH17 bodies arrive

The king and queen of the Netherlands are attending a service at Holland's Eindhoven airport as the bodies of the dead from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane arrive in Holland.

Dutch king Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima were also joined by the country's prime minister Mark Rutte.

Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima arrive at the service. Credit: Reuters
The Dutch king and queen were joined by the prime minister and other officials. Credit: Reuters

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