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      Australia to send troops to secure plane's crash site

      UKRAINE (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - President Barack Obama and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte are in agreement that Russia is still working to destabilize Ukraine.

      The president was offering his condolences in a phone call Thursday for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

      Most of the 298 people aboard were Dutch citizens.

      Australia's Prime Minister says his country is close to finalizing a deal with Ukraine to send police and a small number of troops to secure the crash site.

      90 federal police officers in Europe are ready to be deployed as part of a multinational team.

      Pro-Russian separatists control the area and have so far hampered investigators' attempts to access the site.

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