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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 'weeks and months'

The grim identification of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 will take "weeks and months", a British official taking a leading role in the disaster investigation has told ITV News.

ITV News Correspondent Rohit Kachroo tweeted:

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