Ukranine President Petro Poroshenko said the Ukranian military did not attempt to shoot down any aircraft after reports surfaced that Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crashed there on Thursday en route to Kuala Lumpur. The flight originated in Amsterdam. All 295 people onboard are believed to have been killed, with a Ukrainian government advisor saying the flight was brought down with a missile.
A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 that left Schiphol airport Thursday is believed to have crashed in the Ukraine. The flight has 280 passengers on board and 15 crew members, according to the Interfax news agency.
Relatives of those who perished in the MH17 disaster have begun to gather at airports in Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur. 154 Dutch nationals have been confirmed to be on board when the plane was shot down over territory held by Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has predicted a gas crisis of "large scope" in the coming Autumn as a direct result of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Ukraine is the most important transit country for gas to Europe, meaning that the Western parts of the continent will be affected as well.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte lit the Liberation Flame in Assen, marking the official start to the Liberation Day festivities in the Netherlands.
The will not impose economic sanctions or a weapons embargo on Russia, yet.
Crimean artifacts of the 'Crimea, gold and the secret of the Black Sea' exhibit will be returned by the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. The loan contracts were signed before the political unrest in Ukraine.
The Russian minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrej Deschtschyzja had their first high-level talks since the hand-over of power in Ukraine in The Hague on Monday.
President Barack Obama looked to his allies within the G7, Monday, to back up his tough sanctions on Russia over its seizure of Crimea.
Sergei Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs agreed to meet his Ukrainian counterpart, Andriy Deshchytsya during the nuclear security summit, according to a Russian diplomatic source.
Leaders from Canada, France, Japan, Germany, U.S., Italy, and Great-Britain, the G7, will discuss the Crimea crisis next week in The Hague during the nuclear summit, announced the White House Tuesday. The Russian President, Putin, signed an agreement earlier today, annexing Crimea into the Russian Federation.
"The Crimea referendum violates the Constitution of the Ukraine and is a result of military aggression. The referendum was not recognized, therefore the results are not recognized," said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, in a response to the recently held referendum on Crimea.
Prime-Minister Mark Rutte does not believe the crisis in Ukraine will lead to another 'Cold War.' Not if Russia is rational.
Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, is heading to Kiev today with his colleagues from Belgium and Luxembourg to discuss the situation in Ukraine.
The shale gas deal between Shell and Ukraine is still going through, the Ukrainian minister of Economic Affairs Pavlo Sheremeta says.
The Netherlands has seized Ukrainian assets for several hundred million euros, minister for Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Pauw & Witteman.
The European Union is going to enforce measures against Russia because of their military intervention in Ukraine.
With but a few weeks to go before The Hague hosts the Nuclear Security Summit NSS, organizers say they see no reason to worry yet about it being sidelined by the ongoing standoff in Ukraine.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte thinks it's too early to impose sanctions on Russia, but does not condone Russia's violations of international treaties.
The Dutch UN special envoy and secretary-general representative Robert Serry, who traveled to Crimea on Wednesday for negotiations, was threatened by armed men and chased away.
The Netherlands is investigating if there are Ukrainian assets held in the Netherlands which were made via corruption or illegal businesses.
The cabinet can't give information about reports that the son of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, locked away wealth via a Dutch tax route.
The cabinet will not send delegates to the Paralympics in Sochi due to the current situation in Ukraine.