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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Dutch and Australian Foreign Ministers meet to discuss state responsibility of Russia in downing of MH17
25-09-2018 | 22:16
Foreign minister Stef Blok and his Australian counterpart Marise Payne have spoken in New York about their countries’ joint ...
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 ...
Legislative proposals submitted to Dutch House of Representatives for criminal proceedings related to downing of MH17
21-03-2018 | 13:29
Any future MH17 proceedings will be heard by the District Court of The Hague and will cover all victims of the downing of flight ...