The municipality of Amsterdam calls on the Dutch government to admonish Russia about camps in Chechnya in which homosexual men are being locked up, alderman Eric van der Burg said at a protest against these camps at the gay monument in the Dutch capital on Wednesday. Amsterdam also wants State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice to change the asylum policy for Chechen LGBT men, ANP reports.
The Netherlands has sent nine police officers to the Ukraine to monitor the situation of the conflict in the eastern part of the country. These nine officers will be working for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's observation mission.
A 12 member team consisting of Defense employees, police employees and a member of the Dutch Safety Board is on their way to the Ukraine. The team's goal is to make preparations for the Dutch repatriation mission, which resumes in April.
The train containing the wreckage of flight MH17 arrived in Kharkov on Sunday, reports the Safety Board.
The repatriation of MH17 will today take the remains they found to Kharkiv. The personal belongings secured at the scene will also go for a first forensic check.
Members of the Dutch repatriation mission for the victims of flight MH17 recovered remains at the crash site in eastern Ukraine.