Putin given 48 hour ultimatum to let investigators probe MH17 crash site, as Cameron, Merkel and Hollande say they are 'ready' to hit Russia with fresh sanctions

July 20, 2014 12:22 PM

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Britain, France and Germany this afternoon warned Vladimir Putin to grant international investigators immediate access to the MH17 crash site in Ukraine - or face fresh sanctions on Tuesday.

The leaders of Europe's three most powerful countries, who spoke on the phone this morning, said they were 'ready' to increase economic pressure on Russia if it did not deliver within the next 48 hours.

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