An army spokesperson has announced that at least ten Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in Shaktarsk in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, south-west of the MH17 crash site. The army spokesperson in Kiev says that another four have died, but it is unclear whether these are soldiers or rebels, the ANP reports.
The remains of two soldiers from the Second World War have been found in the Overdiepse Polder on the Maas river in Brabant. The Salvave and Identification service from the Army has announced this today. The bodies were dug up on Friday.
A complete Dutch military unit is combining with a German army unit to come under German command for the first time in history. The 'orange-white' unit will be used by NATO as a quickly-deployable unit all over the globe.
Four missile strikes were reported not far from a Dutch military camp in Mali, forcing soldiers living in the camp to stay in safe havens for more than an hour as a precautionary measure, the Telegraaf reports.
The biggest group of the Dutch soldiers part of the UN mission bound for Mali are departing on Tuesday.
A contingency plan, presented by the Safety Region Groningen, Friday, will provide emergency responders with support from the army in case of a heavy earthquake.
The Netherlands is sending soldiers to Mali as of Monday.
"On the 4th of May we should only remember victims of the Second World War, including the 102 thousand Jewish Dutch". The director of the foundation that coördinates special care for the Jewish community in the Netherlands, Stichting Joods Maatschappelijk Werk, wrote this in newspaper de Volkskrant.