On 17 July 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine. The flight was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. On board were 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Among the passengers were 196 Dutch nationals. In the aftermath the government set three priorities: repatriating and identifying the victims, establishing the cause of the crash and conducting a criminal investigation.
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Response by Prime Minister Mark Rutte to the press conference of the Joint Investigation Team
19-06-2019 | 16:47
"First of all I would like to express my utmost respect for the Joint Investigation Team. For the enormous amount of work they ...
Suspects to be prosecuted for the downing of flight MH17
19-06-2019 | 13:41
Today, the next of kin of the victims of the downing of flight MH17 were informed that the prosecution of 4 suspects is to begin. ...
Foreign minister Stef Blok commemorates MH17 in Australia and Malaysia
28-03-2019 | 14:58
Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok’s visit to Australia and Malaysia on 27 and 28 March focused mainly on commemorating and ...