Contents tagged with Netherlands

  • Klimkin: Ukraine will do everything it can to bring to justice those responsible for the MH17 disaster

    The world and families of those killed in the crash of the Boeing-777 MH17 flight, should know who is responsible for the murder of their loved ones, as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin.

    "Could economic and political sanctions compensate for the grief of all those who have lost their loved ones? No, I'm afraid it's impossible. But the Ukrainian government took upon itself an obligation - and we are determined to do everything possible to publicize the truth …

  • Media: Netherlands is blocking adoption of final declaration from Ukraine-EU summit

    Interfax-Ukraine, citing a source in diplomatic circles, reports that the adoption of a joint statement on the results of the Ukraine-EU summit, which will be held in Kyiv on July 12-13, is at risk of breakdown due to the position of the Netherlands. "The reason for this was the blocking by the Netherlands of a possible capturing in the joint statement of the provision on recognition by the European Union of Ukraine's European aspirations " the source said.

    According to him, this position is …

  • Dutch Military Intelligence Service warns of growing threat from Russia

    The Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) warns that both the threat of destabilization on the part of Russia, as well as a sharp increase in cyber threats, is becoming increasingly severe.

    This is stated in the annual report published by the Dutch Ministry of Defense.

    "Destabilization is partly due to Russian hybrid wars and the global spread of modern weapons systems by them among regimes that do not perceive the West positively. There is also the subversive impact of …

  • Media: Russian hackers were not able to hack into the computers of the Dutch government

    Hackers from the APT28 and APT29 groups, who are behind the attacks on the US Democratic Party servers, tried to gain access to the computers of the Dutch government, as reported by De Volkskrant, the Dutch daily morning newspaper.

    The attacks were repeatedly carried out over the last six months and have been unsuccessful.

    Hacker groups were testing the capacity of the Netherlands civil servants, sending them phishing messages by e-mail and creating fake web sites in an effort to gain access …

  • Dutch investigators were unable to decipher MH17 data that Russia sent

    Dutch Investigators received data concerning the case of the MH17 flight crash from Russian radar controls in a format that does not conform to international standards. Consequently, the attempts to decipher the data to get a clearer picture of the events have failed so far, as reported by Deutsche Welle with reference to the representative of the Netherlands Prosecutor's Office in Amsterdam.

    In particular, "more data is needed to properly understand what is depicted on the images from the …

  • Dutch fighters began patrolling the skies over the Baltic as part of NATO mission

    As of the 5th of January, F-16 fighter Falcons from the Netherlands Air Force began patrolling the air space of the NATO member Baltic States, as reported on the website of the Defense Ministry of Lithuania.

    As reported in the statement, four aircraft from the air forces of the Netherlands, based at the airbase in Šiauliai, will replace French aircraft which patrolled the skies over the Baltic during the last four months. It is also reported that it is the third rotation of aircraft of the …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: The Netherlands developed a taste for the destruction of relations with Russia

    A decision of the Dutch authorities on the resumption of the U.S. military facility shows that the leadership of the country is enjoying the destruction of relationships with Russia, as stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reports.

    "It looks like the leadership of the Netherlands developed a taste for its immoderate activity on targeted destruction of relations with Russia,” she stated. "Now they have …

  • Ukraine to pay 100,00 euros to Dutch museum for storage of Crimean gold once it is returned

     Ukraine will pay more than 100,000 euros to the Allard Pierson Museum in the Netherlands for the storage of "The Crimea: the gold and the secrets of the Black Sea" exhibition.

    The Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Pavlo Petrenko, commenting on this issue and the decision of the District Court of Amsterdam, told reporters that the money will be paid after the return of the collection to Ukraine.

    "Ukraine is ready to pay for storage at the local museum [in the Netherlands], and we will cover all …

  • Ukraine extended the agreement with the Netherlands on the investigation of MH17

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has ratified an agreement with the Netherlands prolonging the treaty on protecting the international mission investigating the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 until August 2017, as reported on the official website of the Ukrainian Government on Thursday.

    Act 1688-VIII ratifies the agreement signed on 28 July 2014, providing the legal framework to continue the activity of the international mission protecting the investigation of the crash. The …

  • Dutch submarine monitored the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

    An official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, stated that a submarine of the Netherlands Navy maneuvered near the Russian squadron in the Mediterranean Sea, trying to get closer to the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

    “The Russian search-and-assault group spotted the Walrus –class diesel-electric submarine of the Netherlands Navy, which tried to get closer to the carrier battle group of the Northern Fleet,” TASS quoted the General as saying. …