Military planes will transport the bodies of 74 more victims of the MH17 plane crash from Ukraine to The Netherlands today. The planes are expected at airport Eindhoven at around 4 p.m.
A Russian paper is seemingly standing apart from the local media in their firm stance behind President Putin by offering The Netherlands a direct apology for the MH17 plane crash disaster.
Minister Frans Timmermans and his Australian Foreign Affairs colleague Julie Bishop arrived in Kharkiv, Ukraine Friday morning to visit with the forensic team in the area.
Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte will send forty members of the Marechaussee military police to the Ukraine to help search for victims’ remains and assist in evidence collection. He told a press conference Thursday evening that they will not be armed.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with the Council of Ministers at his residence Wednesday night to discuss the next steps in the Dutch response to the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. The flight originated in Amsterdam and was struck by a missile while flying over east Ukraine on July 17.
Russia-backed separatists fighting in the Ukraine have access to the sophisticated surface-to-air BUK missile system, the same system believed to be behind the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, a leading rebel commander told newswire Reuters.
Malaysia Airlines may become bankrupt after their second crash scandal within just four months rocks the airline to its foundations. The companies only remaining options seem to be delisting, according to sources from Bloomberg.
Ex- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop is pleading for The Netherlands to stop "all these wild cuts" to defense. De Hoop tells Het Financieele Dagblad that in the wake of the MH17 tragedy, the urgency to return the country's line of defense to it's fittest state is "enormous".
More than two million people saw the ceremony around the arrival of the first victims of flight MH17 that took place on airport Eindhoven yesterday, during the National Day of Mourning. In attendance were King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima as well as Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
The Cabinet in The Netherlands is discussing the possibility of sending hundreds of soldiers from all over the world as well as forensic police experts to Ukraine to ensure the security of the site where 193 Dutch passengers died in a plane crash last week Thursday, the Volkskrant reports.
The second pair of military aircrafts are leaving Charkov in East-Ukraine today, bringing dozens more bodies of the victims from the MH17 crash to The Netherlands. One Dutch and one Australian plane will arrive around 4 p.m. in Eindhoven with 74 coffins.
What started as an idea on Facebook snowballed into a gathering where thousands of people were present in Amsterdam to silently march through the city in commemoration of the 283 passengers and 15 crew members lost on flight 17 last Thursday.
Two military transport planes carrying fifty wooden coffins landed without incident at Eindhoven Airport. The coffins contained the remains of passengers who had been on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which fell from the sky over eastern Ukraine after it was struck with a missile.
Ex-international footballer Johan van 't Schip has urged Dutch football association KNVB to boycott the 2018 World Cup being hosted by Russia. Germany is currently taking the lead in trying to prevent Russia from hosting, with several politicians making it clear that they find this irresponsible.
Researchers from the University of Delft say that passengers on flight MH17 who did not die as a direct consequence of the missile strike lost consciousness within just a few seconds after, and were therefore not likely to experience much if any trauma.
The NL Times will be briefly offline on Wednesday at 4 p.m. for the moment of silence observed in the Netherlands in honour of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The Boeing 777 crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 after it was struck by a missile
The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is asking road-users not to stop on the hard shoulder of roads to observe a minute of silence to remember the victims of the MH17 crash that will take place at 4 p.m. this afternoon.
All scheduled takeoffs and departures at the Eindhoven Airport have been cancelled from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the airport said in a statement. The airport’s civilian air traffic closure was ordered by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.
Several relatives of the victims from the crashed flight MH17 have told the Telegraaf that they were shocked when calling their loved ones' phones to hear Eastern-European voices at the other end.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and American President Barack Obama agreed in a phone conversation that imposing sanctions on Russia could be a possibility if it continues to support separatists in Ukraine. This comes from a statement by the White House.
It is becoming increasingly clear that it was indeed a rocket that was responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The New York Times today published photographs of the wreckage riddled with holes that experts say offer further proof of a rocket strike.
Today, the Netherlands will pay tribute to the 298 people lost in the tragic Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash last Thursday through several tokens of mourning. Prime Minister Mark Rutte has designated this day a national day of mourning.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has released a statement in which he says that a plane carrying some of the bodies of the Dutch victims in the MH17 plane crash tragedy is expected in The Netherlands on Wednesday.
Dutch news channel EenVandaag has officially apologized for a report broadcast on Monday evening in which a reporter was seen rifling through several personal items of victims at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight in Ukraine.