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Rebels claim Kiev now controls part of MH17 site

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SHAKHTARSK (UKRAINE) - Ukraine's army on Monday seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, insurgents said, as the United Nations announced the downing of the plane could constitute a war crime. 

A serviceman of volunteer battalions of territorial defence Lugansk-1 checks passing cars at their checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian city of Lisichansk on July 28, 2014

After explosions and fighting blocked a new attempt by Australian and Dutch police to access the east Ukraine crash site, Kiev confirmed that its troops had now entered a string of towns around the scene, including Shakhtarsk, 10 kilometres (six miles) away.

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