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.
Government informs UN Security Council on MH17 trial
06-03-2020 | 17:01
The criminal trial of four individuals suspected of downing flight MH17 begins on 9 March 2020. This is an important milestone ...
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 ...
MH17: The Netherlands and Australia hold Russia responsible
25-05-2018 | 10:37
The Netherlands and Australia hold Russia responsible for its part in the downing of flight MH17. The government took a decision ...