Contents tagged with Netherlands

  • The Netherlands demands that Malaysia clarify its position regarding Russia’s responsibility of MH17 air disaster

    The Dutch government demanded that Malaysia clarify the latest statements made by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad questioning Russia's responsibility the MH17 air disaster, as reported by the Dutch news outlet NOS.

    The Dutch government made an appeal to Malaysia, demanding that it clarify the latest statements issued by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. This week in the Malaysian media, he questioned Russia's responsibility for the MH17 catastrophe, NOS reports.

    Previously, Malaysian Prime …

  • Russia agrees to pay Green Peace 2.7 million euros to settle Arctic Sunrise case

    The Netherlands and Russia reached an agreement on the dispute over the detention of the Arctic Sunrise ship and its crew in 2013. On Friday, May 17, the Netherlands Foreign Office in The Hague reported that as part of the final settlement of the conflict the Russian Federation will pay 2.7 million euros compensation to the international organization Greenpeace, the owner of the ship.

    In addition, as one of the dispute settlement points, the Netherlands and Russia agreed to conduct joint …

  • Family of flight MH17 victim files a lawsuit in the United States against Russian Sberbank and VTB

    On Thursday, April 4, the relatives of one of the passengers who died on flight MH17 filed a lawsuit in New York City against Sberbank, VTB, and also Western Union and MoneyGram. The family of 18-year-old American Quinn Lucas Schansman accuses them of providing financial services to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). “We realize that we will never get our son back. But we intend to shed light on all those who participated in his murder and bring them to justice,” said the …

  • Russia and Europe negotiate deal on MH17 air disaster

    Russia, the Netherlands and Australia have begun confidential negotiations on the catastrophe in which a Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) from Amsterdam to Kuala-Lumpur was shot down over the Donbas in 2014.

    The first round of trilateral consultations, without announcement or PR accompaniment, took place earlier in March, announced Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok at a press conference in Australia after placing a wreath on the memorial of the tragedy that claimed 298 lives.

    Russia’s …

  • Australia and Netherlands began negotiations with Russia on responsibility for MH17 air disaster

    This month, the Netherlands, Australia and Russia have held their first meeting in an attempt to determine Russia’s responsibility for downing of MH17 flight in 2014 over eastern Ukraine, NOS news agency reported with reference to a joint statement of Australian and Dutch Foreign Ministers at a press conference in Sydney.

    "The First trilateral meeting has been held recently," said Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok.

    Both ministers refused to provide further details about the meeting, citing its …

  • 291 people join the MH17 crash lawsuit against Russia

    291 people have joined the lawsuit against Russia and President Vladimir Putin in connection with the crash of the MN17 flight in the European Court of Human Rights, lawyer Jerry Skinner said in an interview with Russia's Echo of Moscow website, Interfax Ukraine reported. 

    “We started work with a small number of citizens of Malaysia and Australia who I had established contact with from the very beginning. Now, a large number of relatives of the victims have joined us, and our lawsuit has …

  • Dutch NATO warship intends to enter the Black Sea

    Ukraine’s Mission to NATO Head Vadym Prystaiko stated on TV channel “112 Ukraine” that a Dutch warship, head of a permanent NATO group, plans to enter the Black Sea, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “If one reads the official statement by the US Defense Department regarding the ship [USS Fort McHenry large landing ship] entering   the Black Sea, then it is understood that the ship comes to provide support to NATO allies and partners. There are three NATO allies in the Black Sea: Bulgaria, Romania and …

  • Netherlands increases defense spending

    According to the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation NOS, the Dutch government plans to increase defense spending next year at NATO’s insistence. The exact amount of the increase will be announced in the spring. Current information only reveals that the Netherlands will purchase more tanks and fighter jets.

    The Netherlands’s militarization priorities include an investment in fifteen F-35 fighters in addition to the already agreed 37 aircraft, strengthening land and sea forces, and increased …

  • Russian diplomatic mission in The Hague suspected of coordinating hacker attack on Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

    A senior diplomat from the Russian embassy in The Hague is suspected of coordinating a hacker attack on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW, headquartered in The Hague). As reported on Monday, December 3, by the French newspaper Le Monde citing the Dutch press and its own sources, the former second secretary of Russia’s diplomatic mission, Konstantin Bakhtin, is considered "one of the organizers of this special operation by Russian special services."

    Le Monde writes …

  • Media: Belgian and Dutch farmers export pears to Russia despite sanctions

    Fruit companies from the Netherlands and Belgium are supplying their products to Russia despite the sanctions imposed by the EU and Moscow’s counter sanctions, reported the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. The newspaper cites the information received during the negotiations between the suppliers of Belgian pears with Russian importers.

    On August 7, 2014, Russia prohibited the importation of meat, fish, milk, vegetables and fruits from the EU. The President of Russia imposed a ban in the response …