Ukraine

Nov 17 '14 10:27

Four months after the disaster with flight MH17, a video surfaced showing how close the plane came to hitting a nearby village.

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Nov 17 '14 08:02

More remains and personal belongings were found yesterday during the salvaging of the wreckage of flight MH17 yesterday.

MH17 wreckage
Nov 16 '14 14:28

Dutch investigators on the ground in eastern Ukraine have officially begun to salvage the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the Dutch Safety Board announced Sunday. The Boeing 777 crashed near Donetsk in mid July on its way to Kuala Lumpur. Nearly 300 people died on the flight that took off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Nov 13 '14 13:55

The repatriation of MH17 will today take the remains they found to Kharkiv. The personal belongings secured at the scene will also go for a first forensic check.

Nov 13 '14 08:50

Relatives of the victims of flight MH17 are growing impatient because the investigation into the cause of the disaster is taking so long.

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Nov 13 '14 08:14

According to Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Debuty Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, the cease fire in eastern Ukraine is in acute danger.

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Nov 11 '14 16:50

The national memorial held in honour of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was viewed on television by 937,000 people, television ratings agency Kijkonderzoek said Tuesday. The memorial was held Monday afternoon in Amsterdam, and was attended by King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Princess Beatrix.

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Nov 11 '14 14:35

Items belonging to passengers of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be returned to families in the coming weeks Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg told a television audience. Aalbersberg, head of the Dutch victims repatriation mission, says the first batch of personal affects will be given to Malaysia Airlines by the air crash investigators as early as next week. The airline is to then coordinate with family and friends of the victims.

MH17
Nov 11 '14 14:27

A team of ten to 15 experts from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have arrived at the scene of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. The team left Donetsk in the morning accompanied by an armed escort and travel journalists.

Nov 10 '14 18:00

On Monday Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the Ukrainian government of interfering with the investigation into the cause of the disaster with flight MH17.

Nov 10 '14 09:25

Flight MH17 was shot down with a missile system that was delivered by Russian forces.

Nov 7 '14 08:09

The Dutch Safety Board has given instructions that the wreckage of flight MH17 be transferred to the Netherlands.

Rutte Abbott
Nov 6 '14 10:27

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte travelled to Australia Thursday after meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur. He is meeting with Australian PM Tony Abbott. Discussions with both leading politicians are focused on the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which departed Amsterdam en route to Malaysia, but met with catastrophe in the skies over eastern Ukraine. Dutch casualties neared 200 in the July incident, and significant numbers of Malaysians and Australians were also on the flight that left 296 dead.

Nov 6 '14 07:48

Members of the Dutch repatriation mission for the victims of flight MH17 recovered remains at the crash site in eastern Ukraine.

PM Rutte in Malaysia
Nov 5 '14 12:33

The following is the full text of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's speech in Malaysia on November 5, 2014.

He is meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, before flying to Australia to sit with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. He will discuss the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which left from Amsterdam on July 17, but exploded in the sky over eastern Ukraine. The meetings will also touch upon international politics and relations, before Mr. Rutte is introduced to Dutch entrepreneurs in both countries, his office states.

Nov 4 '14 08:00

The pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine possessed missiles that were able to bring down the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, but the BUK-system was not used.

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Oct 31 '14 17:14

More human remains have been recovered at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which plummeted from the sky over eastern Ukraine in July. The remains were recovered by a team of Dutch investigators working with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Oct 30 '14 08:03

The Malaysian international investigation team has still not had the chance to do an investigation at the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17.

Oct 28 '14 13:49

The disaster with flight MH17 was most probably not caused by an accident or by a bomb on board the plane.

Oct 27 '14 07:24

According to ANP photographer Pierre Crom, the MH17 crash site is very dangerous. It is almost impossible for a investigation team in different vehicles to visit the disaster area.

Oct 21 '14 10:59

The German foreign intelligence service, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), completed a detailed analysis and concluded that pro-Russian rebels were responsible for the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash on July 19th in eastern Ukraine.

Oct 20 '14 13:24

Robby Oehlers, the 44 year old Dutchman who traveled to the MH17 disaster site in the Ukraine on his own to look for traces of his cousin Daisy, has just survived a bombing.

Oct 20 '14 09:56

It is absolutely not a good plan for people to travel to the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in the Ukraine, the Ministry of Security and Justice has said.

Oct 20 '14 08:20

A Dutch relative of a MH17 victim traveled to the disaster area in eastern Ukraine. Robby Oehlers is looking for traces of his cousin, Daisy Oehlers, who still has not been identified.

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