Contents tagged with Netherlands

  • MH17 disaster foundation opposes Russia’s reinstatement in PACE

    The Dutch MH17 Disaster Foundation, Stichting Vliegramp, founded to assist the families of those killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, has demanded the deferment of Russia’s reinstatement in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the Telegraaf reports, citing a letter from the organization to the PACE.

    The foundation is concerned that Russia did not collaborate with the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that investigated the …

  • Putin prepared to talk to Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he is willing to talk to US President Donald Trump, if that is what his American colleague wants. However, Putin observed that Trump’s re-election campaign could complicate Russia-US relations.

    Trump said previously that he is expecting to meet with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan, although Moscow claims it has not yet received any official requests for a meeting.

    Relations between the two countries are tense due to a …

  • Kyiv promises to arrest Ukrainian MH17 catastrophe suspect

    Ukraine intends to arrest Leonid Kharchenko, the Ukrainian citizen who is suspected of complicity in the downing of flight MH17, said Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, as cited by Interfax.

    According to Lutsenko, Ukraine will do everything in its power to arrest this person. If it manages to do so, the Ukrainian government will organize a court session in the Netherlands, and will uphold the court’s decision on the case in accordance with the international agreement between Ukraine …

  • Dutch TV channel names possible suspects in MH17 airline crash

    Dutch TV channel NPO 2 named the alleged suspects in the case of the Boeing 777 that was shot in the sky over the Donbas in 2014. An official investigation has not named any suspects yet. However, earlier all these names were mentioned in the reports of the investigative journalists of a Bellingcat group and the investigation of the newspaper Novaya Gazeta.

    The story about the alleged suspects was released on the eve of the publication of the report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). At …

  • The Netherlands demands that Malaysia clarify its position regarding Russia’s responsibility of MH17 air disaster

    The Dutch government demanded that Malaysia clarify the latest statements made by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad questioning Russia's responsibility the MH17 air disaster, as reported by the Dutch news outlet NOS.

    The Dutch government made an appeal to Malaysia, demanding that it clarify the latest statements issued by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. This week in the Malaysian media, he questioned Russia's responsibility for the MH17 catastrophe, NOS reports.

    Previously, Malaysian Prime …

  • Russia agrees to pay Green Peace 2.7 million euros to settle Arctic Sunrise case

    The Netherlands and Russia reached an agreement on the dispute over the detention of the Arctic Sunrise ship and its crew in 2013. On Friday, May 17, the Netherlands Foreign Office in The Hague reported that as part of the final settlement of the conflict the Russian Federation will pay 2.7 million euros compensation to the international organization Greenpeace, the owner of the ship.

    In addition, as one of the dispute settlement points, the Netherlands and Russia agreed to conduct joint …

  • Family of flight MH17 victim files a lawsuit in the United States against Russian Sberbank and VTB

    On Thursday, April 4, the relatives of one of the passengers who died on flight MH17 filed a lawsuit in New York City against Sberbank, VTB, and also Western Union and MoneyGram. The family of 18-year-old American Quinn Lucas Schansman accuses them of providing financial services to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). “We realize that we will never get our son back. But we intend to shed light on all those who participated in his murder and bring them to justice,” said the …

  • Russia and Europe negotiate deal on MH17 air disaster

    Russia, the Netherlands and Australia have begun confidential negotiations on the catastrophe in which a Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur was shot down over the Donbas in 2014.

    The first round of trilateral consultations, without announcement or PR accompaniment, took place earlier in March, announced Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok at a press conference in Australia after placing a wreath on the memorial of the tragedy that claimed 298 lives.

    Russia’s …

  • Australia and Netherlands began negotiations with Russia on responsibility for MH17 air disaster

    This month, the Netherlands, Australia and Russia have held their first meeting in an attempt to determine Russia’s responsibility for downing of MH17 flight in 2014 over eastern Ukraine, NOS news agency reported with reference to a joint statement of Australian and Dutch Foreign Ministers at a press conference in Sydney.

    "The First trilateral meeting has been held recently," said Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok.

    Both ministers refused to provide further details about the meeting, citing its …

  • 291 people join the MH17 crash lawsuit against Russia

    291 people have joined the lawsuit against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in connection with the crash of the MN17 flight in the European Court of Human Rights, lawyer Jerry Skinner said in an interview with Russia's Echo of Moscow website, Interfax Ukraine reported. 

    “We started work with a small number of citizens of Malaysia and Australia who I had established contact with from the very beginning. Now, a large number of relatives of the victims have joined us, and our lawsuit has …