Prime Minister Mark Rutte gave a press conference Sunday evening on the Ukraine air disaster following an extra cabinet meeting in the Catshuis. "Over the past few days, we have thoroughly examined all options for bringing the victims’ remains back to the Netherlands from the crash site as quickly and safely as possible. We have come to the conclusion that gaining the military upper hand by means of an international mission in this region is unrealistic."
The Consulate General of Miami will be available in Houston from October 6th until October 9th 2014 to accommodate Dutch citizens with the application of their biometric passport.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte held a press conference on the Ukraine air disaster Thursday evening, and said the Dutch government would have to operate cautiously, while at the same time maintaining a great sense of urgency.
We paused today for a National Day of Mourning so we could bring the bodies of our fellow citizens home in peace and pay our respects after they suffered a terrible fate on board Malaysian flight MH17.
Forty coffins carrying the bodies of victims of flight MH17 arrived at Eindhoven Air Base on July 23.
Prime Minister Rutte has declared that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, will be a National Day of Mourning. On this day the first victims of flight MH17 will arrive in Eindhoven.
To all our friends and business relations who would like to express their sympathy for the victims of flight MH17 and their loved ones:
Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans spoke at the UN Security Council on July 21 about the tragedy of flight MH17, and how "the demise of almost 200 of my compatriots has left a hole in the heart of the Dutch nation, has caused grief, anger and despair."
Prime Minister Mark Rutte outlined the latest developments late Sunday concerning the air disaster in Ukraine.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte issued a new statement today on the air disaster in Ukraine involving flight MH17.