Contents tagged with The Netherlands

  • 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    The statement notes that the Council of State has partially repealed the decision of the lower court, which ruled that the information on the catastrophe must be published.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 …

  • Netherlands receive Buk missile from Georgia to investigate MH17 disaster

    The Dutch military received a Buk anti-aircraft missile and will use it in the investigation of the flight MH17 disaster, reports RTL Nieuws.

    According to the television channel, on February 21st of this year, members of the Dutch Military Intelligence Service and the Security Service flew to Georgia on a Hercules cargo aircraft that belongs to the Ministry of Defense.

    The Buk missile was handed over to them in Georgia. The next day the plane returned, and the missile was sent to the military …

  • For the sake of the MH17 case, the Netherlands will introduce conviction in absentia

    The Netherlands is changing the legislation regarding in absentia condemnation for the perpetrators of the crash of the Malaysian Airlines jetliner MH17 which was downed over eastern Ukraine, said Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine on European integration Olena Zerkal during an interview with Hromadske.

    "They [the Dutch authorities] are amending the legislation. This is why the negotiations on the agreement have continued for so long. In order to make this possible, together with the …

  • Russia condemns the ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement by the Netherlands

    Maria Zakharova, official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, commented on the Netherlands’ ratification of the Ukraine—European Union Association Agreement, as reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    The spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the agreement on the association of Ukraine and the EU is essentially anti-Russian, and the people of the Netherlands have been cheated by their own leaders.

    “However, all of this …

  • Court in the Netherlands rules that Russia deliberately brought Yukos to bankruptcy

    A court in the Netherlands has ruled that Russia deliberately brought the oil company “Yukos” to bankruptcy by insisting that it pay large amounts of taxes.

    In 2004-2005, The Moscow Arbitration Court collected a total of more than 300 billion rubles of tax arrears for 2000-2004 from Yukos; in the summer of 2006, the oil company was declared bankrupt.

    As the Court of Appeals of Amsterdam decided, Dutch legislation does not allow for the recognition of the bankruptcy of the company Yukos in 2006 …

  • Lower House of Dutch Parliament approves EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement has overcome its first hurdle in Dutch Parliament. On Thursday, February 23rd, the lower house of Dutch Parliament (officially the “Second Chamber”) approved a bill for ratification of the agreement by The Netherlands. The roll-call vote resulted in 89 voting in favor of the agreement and 55 against it.

    Now the bill will go to the Senate. According to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the vote in the Senate will take place after March 15th, when elections …

  • Russia explained why it passed unreadable pictures on the MH17 case to the Netherlands

    The Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, stated that the reformatting of data obtained from Russian radar showing the moment of the crash of a Malaysian Boeing in the Donbas into the required file format will lead to "significant data loss,” as reported by Interfax , citing the Federal Air Transport Agency. 

    "The data from the radio detection and ranging station was transferred to the Dutch in an unprocessed form, which automatically indicates its authenticity and exclusivity. The …

  • Ukraine appeals to Interpol over exhibition of Scythian gold in Amsterdam museum

    Ukraine sent an appeal to Interpol regarding an exhibition of Scythian gold in Amsterdam that Kyiv insists is Ukrainian property, as reported by the Ukrainian Prosecutor's Office of the Crimea.

    "The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea carries out… a pre-trial investigation into criminal proceedings based on Allard Pierson Museum of the University of Amsterdam’s refusal to return the museum exhibits of the ‘Crimea – the Golden Island in the Black Sea’ exhibition, which are …

  • The names of those responsible for downing of MH17 will be released by the end of the year

    The names of those who “played an active role” in the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash will be announced by no later than the beginning of 2017. This statement was made by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in an interview with the country’s ABC media company, which was published on the 2nd of October.

    Bishop stated that the investigation revealed the identities of approximately 100 people who were actively involved in the transportation of Buk air defense systems from Russia to the …