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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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 ...
JIT foreign ministers reflect on MH17 disaster in New York
24-09-2019 | 20:36
Today foreign ministers Marise Payne of Australia, Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah of Malaysia, Vadym Prystaiko of Ukraine, Alexander de ...
Prime Minister Rutte speaks at MH17 commemoration
17-07-2019 | 15:51
Today Prime Minister Mark Rutte gave a speech at the commemoration at the MH17 National Monument in Vijfhuizen. His message can ...