Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site, a government spokesman says. "The prime minister this morning called the Ukrainian president with a request to halt hostilities around the crash site," Jean Fransman said, after fighting with pro-Russian separatists prevented international investigators reaching the site for a third day.
Poroshenko told Rutte he would do everything possible to allow investigators access, Fransman said. "Rutte expressed his concern about the fact it appeared the investigators may today yet again not reach the site," Fransman said. "This is important because we want to get to the crash site as quickly as possible to get the victims and bring them home. "Mr Poroshenko said that he will do everything possible to make access possible.
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