Shelling bars crash site access

Fighting keeps outside monitors from jetliner in Ukraine

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 3:26 a.m.

Self-proclamed Donetsk People's Republic policemen search a minivan near Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine on Monday, July 28, 2014. An international police team abandoned its attempt to reach the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane for a second day running Monday as clashes raged in a town on the road to the area.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

SHAKHTYORSK, Ukraine -- Artillery fire blocked the route to the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner in eastern Ukraine on Monday, forcing an international delegation of European monitors and police officials to turn back without reaching the crash site.

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