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.
King Willem-Alexander says that he is deeply saddened by the tragic fate of flight MH17. In a speech at a gathering for the families of the victims in Nieuwegein, the Dutch King spoke on behalf of the Royal Family about the next steps to take as a country as well as a society.
In a powerful speech at the UN Security Council on Monday, Minister Frans Timmermans of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs berated the agents involved in delaying the investigations at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight. He said that The Netherlands' top priority is bringing the bodies of the victims who died in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine back safely to The Netherlands.
Following an intense diplomatic battle between Russia and the Netherlands, the bodies of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims are finally on their way out of rebel stronghold Donetsk, Ukraine. The bodies were initially examined by Dutch forensic investigators on Monday, nearly four-and-a-half days after the plane was struck by a surface-to-air missile.
The Cabinet has placed a mourning ad in Dutch newspapers this morning, honoring those lost in the tragic MH17 plane crash in Ukraine, and remembering them "with great sadness and the deepest respect." All 298 names of the individuals who perished in the crash are listed.
The black boxes belonging to flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine last week have been handed over to the Malaysian delegation by the pro-Russian rebels, according to journalists on the ground.
As investigations into the flight MH17 crash in Ukraine are underway, the Dutch Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is suspecting murder, war crimes and the intention of making a plane crash, the NRC reports.
Today's 'Roze Maandag" (Pink Monday) LGBT-tolerance celebrations in Tilburg will be different than usual, according to mayor Peter Noordanus. The mayor tells Omroep Brabant that the day will be "somber and modest" with respect to the tragedy of the MH17 crash in Ukraine.
Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will join Prime Minister Mark Rutte and several Ministers and State Secretaries in a gathering today for surviving relatives of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has granted unrestricted cooperation to make sure that the bodies of the victims who perished in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine can be repatriated.