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  • Kyiv: Ukraine expects F-16 fighter jets from the Netherlands this year

    Ukraine's ambassador to the Netherlands, Oleksandr Horin, is confident that Kyiv will receive F-16 fighter jets this year, as reported by Ukrinform news agency.

    "Indeed, recently Ollongren [the Dutch Defense Minister] indicated that Ukraine will receive F-16 fighters from the Netherlands this year. We are aware of when exactly the Dutch fighters will be ready for delivery to Ukraine, but naturally, we will not disclose this information. However, we can clearly speak about the number of …

  • Training of Ukrainian pilots and technicians on F-16 fighter jets can take 6-8 months, says Dutch Defense Minister

    The training of Ukrainian pilots and technicians on F-16 fighter jets can take 6-8 months, said Minister of Defense of the Netherlands, Kajsa Ollongren, as reported by RBC-Ukraine.

    Ollongren emphasized the importance of a thorough training process due to Ukraine's need for the aircraft in the ongoing war, stating, "The pilots need to know how to fly and fight on these aircraft. You need technicians to service the fighters. You need to know how to use the F-16 weaponry."

    She estimated that it …

  • Russia is reportedly preparing acts of sabotage in the North Sea to cause chaos in Europe

    Russia uses civilian vessels to gather intelligence on Scandinavian countries' military activities and critical infrastructure in the North Sea, according to an investigation conducted by the special services and public broadcasters of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

    An entire fleet of Russian ships disguised as fishing trawlers and research vessels is reportedly studying and mapping the location of oil and gas pipelines, telecommunications cables, power plants and other facilities. …

  • Russia and the Netherlands privately discuss downed MH17 Boeing

    Russia and the Netherlands are in contact with each other about the investigation into the crash of Boeing MH-17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014, said the Dutch Ambassador to Russia, Renée Jones-Bos as cited by Interfax news agency.

    According to her, the Netherlands is "in contact with the interested parties in Russia, which are also dealing with this issue." At the same time, "the parties do not share information with the outside world."

    She noted that the sides are currently considering a full …

  • Kremlin: Russia will not accept responsibility for MH17 air disaster

    The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Maria Zakharova, stated that during the course of future consultations regarding the investigation of the MH17 flight crash in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Russia does not intend to admit its responsibility for the downing of the aircraft.

    According to her, the focus of the consultations that are soon to be held in Vienna will not be Russia's recognition of the legal responsibility for the downing of the aircraft.

    According to the …

  • Media: The Netherlands expects to start of negotiations with Russia regarding MH17 air disaster

    The Netherlands expects to start negotiations with Russia regarding its responsibility for the crash of Boeing-777 in Ukraine in July 2014, announced RTL channel on Thursday with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

    At this stage, the ministry does not want to disseminate too much information, "so as not to harm the confidentiality of the process." “However, everything is moving in the right direction, and there is hope that official negotiations will begin soon,” …

  • Perpetrators of MH17 air disaster to serve sentence in Ukraine

    The Verkhovna Rada has ratified an agreement between Ukraine and the Netherlands according to which the persons found guilty of the MH-17 catastrophe by the court in the Netherlands will serve their sentences in Ukraine. 241 MPs voted in favor of the corresponding bill (No.0194) to ratify the agreement in a plenary session on Thursday.

    The agreement stipulates that the central government bodies in Ukraine through which requests for legal assistance will be sent are the Prosecutor General’s …

  • Media: Cyber-attacks on Dutch banks were carried out from Russian servers

    The cyber-attacks that affected the three largest Dutch banks were carried out from Russian servers, as reported by De Telegraaf daily newspaper, citing the ESET Company which specializes in digital security.

    "This does not necessarily mean that the perpetrators are also in Russia – they can be anywhere," specialists note.

    According to the company, hackers used a so-called botnet, a network of infected computers.  They remotely sent signals from devices using the Zbot program to visit certain …

  • Dutch authorities decide not to declassify MH17 crash documents

    The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security may not declassify the documents concerning the crash of flight MH17 over Ukraine, as reported on the Dutch Council of State’s website.

    The statement notes that the Council of State has partially repealed the decision of the lower court, which ruled that the information on the catastrophe must be published. In this way, the council has reserved the state’s right to secrecy.

    The beginning of the document notes that this statement is a response to a …

  • Russia accuses Prosecutor of Netherlands of bias in investigation of MH17 crash

    Russia considers the Dutch prosecutor’s office unfair and biased in its accusations that Russia has not provided sufficient help in the investigation of the Malaysian Boeing disaster, which occurred in July 2014, said the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova.

    “Once again, we have confirmed what we observed initially in the matter of the investigation of the MN17 disaster, only now it is officially announced, in connection with the Attorney General of the …