Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice will not apologize to George Maat, the MH17 investigator who became discredited after giving a lecture in which he showed graphic photos of MH17 victims.
Fired MH17 investigator George Maat wants an apology from Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice and RTL Nieuws. He also wants reparations.
As part of the MH17 criminal investigation the Dutch Safety Board and the Joint Investigation Team are investigating a number of parts that may have come from a BUK surface-to-air missile system, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday.
International experts are meeting in the Netherlands on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the draft of the Dutch Safety Board's final report on the disaster with flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine on July 17th last year.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slammed the investigation into the downing of flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine on July 17th last year. According to the Russian Minister, the investigation is "not independent, not comprehensive and not truly international".
The backlog at the Netherlands Forensic Institute caused by the extra work for the MH17 investigation will take months to eliminate. At this time there are 250 investigations that are delayed at the institute.
George Maat, the physical anthropologist and anatomist who was first suspended and then fired from the MH17 investigation team after giving a lecture including graphic photos of MH17 victims, thought that he was allowed to give this lecture because others were also giving similar lectures.
To no one's surprise Russia vetoed the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of flight MH17. The United Nations Security council voted on it in New York on Wednesday night. Both Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Bert Koenders are "deeply disappointed" with Russia's decision.
On Wednesday morning Prime Minister Mark Rutte once again spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of flight MH17. The United Nations Security Council will be voting on the proposal for the tribunal on Wednesday night.
The United Nations Security Council will vote on the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 on Wednesday night, a spokesperson for New Zealand, chairman of the Security Council, said to Russian news agency Sputnik.
Minister Bert Koenders will be discussing the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday night. He will consult with New-Zealand, the chairman of the UN Security Council, who will decide whether the establishment of the tribunal will be put to a vote on Wednesday
The vast majority of Dutch people think that those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 will never be tried.
The Netherlands, along with the other involved countries, is once again pushing for the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.
Russia is considering banning imports of all flowers from the Netherlands, claiming that the flowers contain pests. Dutch Agriculture and Horticulture organization thinks that the actual reason is politically motivated.
More new footage of the disaster with flight MH17 has surfaced. This video seems to have been recorded by a Ukrainian couple driving past the crash site shortly after the disaster.
The United Nations Security Council will vote on the establishment of an UN tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the disaster with flight MH17 on July 27th, NRC reports. The vote was initially scheduled for this Tuesday, but was postponed for unknown reasons.
The MH17 memorial in Nieuwegein started at 2:00 p.m. About 1,300 relatives and friends of the victims have gathered at the convention center to commemorate the disaster, which happened one year ago today.
An Ukrainian woman is searching for information about one of the 298 MH17 victims. Exactly a year ago one of the victims fell through the roof of her house in Rozsipnoje in eastern Ukraine. Inna Tipoenova cannot forget this woman, and hopes that if she can find out more about this victim, she may be able to move on with her life.
Britain supports the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the disaster with flight MH17.
British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond said this on Friday, on the anniversary of the tragedy in eastern Ukraine, RTL Nieuws reports. According to the Foreign Affairs Minister, a tribunal is the only way to bring the perpetrators to justice, and attempts to stop its establishment "robs" the MH17 victims of justice. "That can not be tolerated."
Hammond once again expressed his condolences to the friends and families of the 298 people who were killed when the plane was brought down. "The consequences of the tragedy are felt around the world, especially in the Netherlands, Malaysia and Australia", he said.
The commemoration of the victims of the MH17 air disaster started in Hilversum at 09:00 a.m. with bowls of sunflowers set down in front of the St. Vitus church.
New video footage of the disaster with Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has surfaced, on the one year anniversary of the tragedy. This footage is believed to have been recorded by the rebels themselves, shortly after the crash. The video was discovered by Australian news organization News Corp Australia and has been handed over to the multinational Joint Investigation Team, handling the investigation into the cause of the disaster.
Today exactly a year a go Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed down on eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers aboard. The people of the Ukraine will be memorializing the victims today.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told Prime Minister Mark Rutte that establishing an international tribunal to bring those responsible for the MH17 disaster to justice, would be "counter productive". He said this during a telephone conversation with the Dutch Prime Minister on Thursday
Russia has officially announced that it will be voting against an UN tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the MH17 disaster. In a statement on the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, Russia calls the creation of a tribunal "untimely and counterproductive".