Contents tagged with Netherlands

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: The Netherlands developed a taste for the destruction of relations with Russia

    A decision of the Dutch authorities on the resumption of the U.S. military facility shows that the leadership of the country is enjoying the destruction of relationships with Russia, as stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reports.

    "It looks like the leadership of the Netherlands developed a taste for its immoderate activity on targeted destruction of relations with Russia,” she stated. "Now they have …

  • Ukraine to pay 100,00 euros to Dutch museum for storage of Crimean gold once it is returned

     Ukraine will pay more than 100,000 euros to the Allard Pierson Museum in the Netherlands for the storage of "The Crimea: the gold and the secrets of the Black Sea" exhibition.

    The Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Pavlo Petrenko, commenting on this issue and the decision of the District Court of Amsterdam, told reporters that the money will be paid after the return of the collection to Ukraine.

    "Ukraine is ready to pay for storage at the local museum [in the Netherlands], and we will cover all …

  • Ukraine extended the agreement with the Netherlands on the investigation of MH17

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has ratified an agreement with the Netherlands prolonging the treaty on protecting the international mission investigating the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 until August 2017, as reported on the official website of the Ukrainian Government on Thursday.

    Act 1688-VIII ratifies the agreement signed on 28 July 2014, providing the legal framework to continue the activity of the international mission protecting the investigation of the crash. The …

  • Dutch submarine monitored the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov

    An official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, stated that a submarine of the Netherlands Navy maneuvered near the Russian squadron in the Mediterranean Sea, trying to get closer to the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

    “The Russian search-and-assault group spotted the Walrus –class diesel-electric submarine of the Netherlands Navy, which tried to get closer to the carrier battle group of the Northern Fleet,” TASS quoted the General as saying. …

  • 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 …