Contents tagged with Netherlands

  • Netherlands issues stamp with soccer player shooting down MH17

    The Netherlands’ national mail operator, PostNL, has printed stamps depicting a connection between the FIFA World Cup in Russia and the MH17 aviation catastrophe of 2014, Dutch News outlet NOS reports. The stamp depicts a person kicking a ball so that it collides with a passenger plane. Below the image, the stamp reads “FIFA World Cup RUSSIA 2018”.

    The stamps were ordered through PostNL’s website, where anyone can design and order stamps with a personalized image. The company confirmed that an …

  • Netherlands: Ukraine cannot be responsible for MH17 crash

    The Netherlands does not consider Ukraine responsible for the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the Donbas due to the airspace over the region not being closed.

    Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok responded to a question on this matter from ministers of parliament, Dutch news outlet NOS reports. In the question, the legislators noted that, if Ukraine had information that Buk missile launchers had appeared in the conflict region, Kyiv would have had reason to close the airspace over the dangerous …

  • Netherlands follows Switzerland in seizure of Gazprom assets

    The Netherlands has followed Switzerland in the seizure of Gazprom’s assets in Europe.

    According to the ruling of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce that Gazprom must pay Ukraine $2.6 billion in compensation for the shortfall in gas transit, Gazprom’s shares in its subsidiary companies in the Netherlands have been arrested, stated the press service of Naftogaz Ukraine.

    Petitions for the implementation of restrictive measures were made at a Dutch court, and were …

  • Netherlands: MH-17 flight was shot down by Russian military

    The international investigative group has accused Russian soldiers of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane in the Donetsk province on July 17, 2014.

    Based on the forensic results, collected evidence and eyewitnesses’ photographic material, radar data and satellite pictures provided by Ukraine, Russia and the US, the international investigative group was able to provide irrefutable evidence of which kind of weapon was used to shoot down the Malaysian Boeing, where the weapon came from, and …

  • Dutch investigators: Russian radars were not capable of detecting Buk missile that shot down MH17 flight over Ukraine

    The International Investigation Team (JIT) published a statement on the Dutch prosecutor’s website on April 3rd regarding the MH17 crash. “The missile launched from the Buk does not necessary have to be visible to the radar stations of Ust-Donetsk [a settlement in the Rostov region of Russia],” the statement says. “The missile is missing from the radar images due to flight properties—in particular, speed.”

    The investigation team consists of representatives from investigative and legal bodies …

  • The Netherlands opened a memorial to the victims of the MH17 crash in the Donbas

    The Dutch city of Eindhoven opened a memorial to the victims of the crash of flight MH17 that was shot down in the sky over the Donbas in 2014, the Ukrainian Embassy reported on Twitter. "The tragedy of MH17 united us! We will always remember and will do everything to bring those responsible to justice!" the message of the Ukrainian Embassy reads. The Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down on July 17 over the territory of Ukraine near the village of …

  • Netherlands names court to hear MH17 case

    The suspects in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing flight MH17, which crashed in the Donbas in 2014, will be tried at the District Court of The Hague. This decision was taken by the Dutch Ministries of Justice and Foreign Affairs.

    Relatives of the victims of the plane crash will be allowed to participate in the trial, regardless of their nationality. Thus, all victims will be provided with equal rights.

    In addition, all the suspects involved in the crash will be examined over the course of the …

  • Dutch media names prime suspects in MH17 air crash

    The Dutch independent journalist research portal Zembla has disclosed the names of the prime suspects in the case concerning the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 which was shot down over the Donbas in 2014 while flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Radio Liberty reports.

    The article notes that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has identified a group of seven people who were complicit in the crash. The list includes the names of the Russian mercenaries Igor “Strelkov” Girkin, Sergey Dubinsky …

  • Ukrainian authorities ask Netherlands to take Saakashvili's voice sample

    In an interview with the publication Interfax-Ukraine, Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yevheniy Yenin said that Kyiv sent an official request to the Netherlands asking "to collect voice samples from Saakashvili." The reason provided was the open criminal proceedings against the former president of Georgia.

    Yenin acknowledged that Saakashvili has the right to refuse to provide his own voice sample. "If he refuses, it will once again dispel Saakashvili's myth that he is ready to cooperate …

  • Media: Dutch citizen who fought for Ukraine in Donbas killed in Syria

    Dutch national Sjoerd Heeger, who was fighting for the Kurdish groups in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province, was reportedly killed in Syria on February 15 in an attack by an Islamic State “shahid-mobile”.

    However, there has been no attack by ISIS suicide bombers during this period. The last documented attacks of this nature took place on February 11 in the vicinity of the Bakhra settlement, where the Dutchman was reportedly also killed. The attack was made by two ISIS suicide bombers – Abu Yahya al- …