Contents tagged with Netherlands

  • Russia gives new data on MH17 to the Netherlands

    Russia has handed over data on the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 to the representatives of the Dutch authorities, Dutch News reported. The minister of security and justice of the Netherlands, Ard van der Steur, reported that the Russian side has handed over new data on the MH-17 crash in Ukraine.

    According to the Dutch TV Channel NOS, the transferred materials could contain radar images related to the crash of the Boeing 777. The minister noted that the National Public Prosecutor’ …

  • Investigators determine MH17 was brought down by pro-Russian separatists

    International investigators have determined that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made Buk missile system that was fired from separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine, Reuters reported, citing family members of the victims.

    The surface-to-air missile struck the aircraft on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17th, 2014, killing all 298 people aboard, the majority of whom were Dutch citizens.

    The cousin of one victim said that 100 potential suspects had …

  • Poroshenko: Russia’s behavior proves its involvement in the downing of MH17

    Ukraine is making every effort to ensure that those responsible for the tragedy of the plane crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have been punished.

    “Ukraine remembers each victim of the MH17 crash. Terrorism in any form is unacceptable, and those responsible for this tragedy should be punished,” read the statement made by the Ukrainian head of state on the second anniversary of the tragedy in the skies over a Russian-occupied part of the Donbas, the presidential press service reports. …

  • Slovakia is confident that the Netherlands will not block Ukraine's association with the EU

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, who presides in the European Union, Miroslav Lajčák, expressed confidence that the Netherlands will not block the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. He made this statement during the hearings of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, Radio Svoboda reports.

    "We should respect the results of the referendum. But I’m sure that the Dutch government will find a solution that while respecting the referendum results at the same time will not …

  • Lithuanian Army receives off-road vehicles from the Netherlands

    In late June and early July, Lithuania started receiving used military Mercedes-Benz GD SUVs from the Netherlands.

    This was reported by news portal Delfi with reference to the Ministry of the Defense of Lithuania.

    In total there will be 150 SUVs joining the Lithuanian army’s fleet.

    The vehicle delivery to Lithuania started on June 27 and the transfer will end on July 15.

    On the basis of a bilateral agreement, the Lithuanian army buys used military vehicles – Mercedes-Benz GD SUVs for …

  • Dutch PM suggested that the agreement with Ukraine may not be signed

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said that there is still a chance that the country will not sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine. This was reported by Dutch broadcaster, NOS.

    Rutte did however express hope that the agreement will still be signed.

    According to him, the results of April’s referendum in the Netherlands, with regard to the Association Agreement, were terrible.

    “I am categorically against the referenda. I am also categorically, absolutely and completely against the …

  • German private detective is suspected of contacts with the perpetrators of MH17 downing

    A German private detective was subject to search and seizure as part of the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that happened two years ago in the Donbas. Deutsche Welle reported on Wednesday that the detective allegedly contacted the perpetrators of the crash.

    According to the representative of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Netherlands, Wim de Bruin, investigators searched the detective's apartment in the German town of Bad Schwartau and a safe-deposit …

  • Media: The Netherlands wants to modify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    According to the Austrian newspaper, Die Presse, citing Dutch diplomats, the Government of the Netherlands wants to modify certain provisions of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The Dutch Government intended to take such a step after the referendum in April in which the Dutch voted against the ratification of the Association Agreement.

    "The government in The Hague prefers quiet diplomacy behind the scenes. And now, when the Netherlands is holding the EU Presidency they have an opportunity …

  • Netherlands to present report on weapon used to bring down MH17

    According to a press release by the international investigation team, Holland’s Prosecutor’s office, which is heading the joint investigation team determining the cause of the Malaysian passenger plane crash in the Donbas, will present a report on the weapon which was used to attack the airliner.

    The report will not constitute the final results of the investigation, Prosecutors said. Despite the noticeable progress in the investigation, they still don’t have enough information to provide a …

  • Geoffrey Pyatt: The US is disappointed with the results of the Ukraine-EU referendum

    Geoffrey Pyatt, the US Ambassador to Ukraine, expressed his country’s disappointment with the results of the consultative referendum on the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine held in the Netherlands. "Of course, we are disappointed with the result. But we respect democratic practices of the Netherlands,” Pyatt told journalists on Friday in Kiev.

    According to him, the US continues to consider that the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU is "a good thing for Ukraine …