Category Archives: Netherlands

‘Scythian gold’ case: Lawyer outlines facts testifying to judge’s bias

A Dutch lawyer, who is representing the interests of Ukraine in the “Scythian gold” case, says that additional information testifying to the judge’s bias and ties with the Russian Federation has been found this year. He said this in an exclusive commentary to an Ukrinform correspondent after the end of the hearings in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal regarding the judge’s recusal

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Netherlands launches new investigation into Malaysian flight MH17 crash

Russia tried to use the new investigation for propaganda The Netherlands launched a new investigation into the crash of Malaysian flight MH17 over Donbas in 2014. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevgen Yenin said this in a comment to RBC-Ukraine. He noted that on July 17, Russian media spread a fake about the alleged start of a

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Netherlands takes Russia to European court over 2014 downing of Flight MH17

The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six years ago, the foreign minister announced Friday. The move is intended to support individual cases being brought to the European court by relatives of some of the 298 people who

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Dutch MH17 trial resumes, defence seeks more time after COVID-19 break – media

15:40, 08 June 2020 – UNIAN The Netherlands holds Russia responsible, but the Kremlin has consistently denied involvement. Defence lawyers in the trial of the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on Monday said they needed more time to prepare as public hearings resumed following delays due to the new coronavirus lockdown. Five judges sat between

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Yukos case: Russia will appeal the court’s decision, for which it owes $ 57 billion

Russia has filed a cassation appeal with the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, demanding the annulment of the decision of the Hague Court of Appeal, which ordered Russia to pay 57 billion dollars (52 billion euros) at the request of former majority shareholders of Yukos. This was announced on Friday, May 15, the press service of the Russian Ministry of

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WhatsApp leak exposes Russia link to Dutch far right

The leaked WhatsApp texts also showed the MP was against Dutch NATO membership. A Dutch far-right politician behind a 2016 referendum on Ukraine and the EU had fishy ties to Russia, according to a new investigation. Thierry Baudet, an MP from the anti-EU and anti-immigrant FvD party, spoke of his Russia contacts in internal WhatsApp messages with FvD colleagues, which

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Divine retribution. Will The Hague Tribunal bring Russian killers of MH17 passengers to justice

11:30, 16 March 2020 The Dutch court held the first two hearings in the MH17 case and adjourned until March 23. Meanwhile, the Kremlin leaders have never been so close to the dock. Six years after the terrible plane crash that left 298 people dead, trees have grown a bit at the MH17 victims’ national park and the wounds of

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There is no business like show business: The MH17 trial in Holland

This article contains unadulterated BS from the swamp dwellers. The usual debunked theories, attacks on the West, and the Dutch judges. The Dutch have always been good at business and that includes show business. Over the past decades, Dutch producers have been quite successful peddling their wares. Mostly TV productions and formats and musicals. However, show business is more than

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MH17 crash murder suspects absent as trial kicks off with reading nearly 300 names of those killed

Rob Fredriksz, who lost his son Bryce and his girlfriend Daisy, places a sign next to 298 empty chairs, each chair for one of the 298 victims of the downed Malaysia Air flight MH17, placed in a park opposite the Russian embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, Sunday, March 8, 2020.

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German Investigative Journalist Speaks at ‘MH17 – Quest for Justice’ Symposium in Amsterdam

14:51 GMT 08.03.2020Get short URL The Malaysian MH17 flight was shot down in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 while on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, claiming the lives of all 298 people on board. The “MH17 – Quest for Justice’ symposium is taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, one day ahead of the MH17 trial. Organised by De

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Russia Ordered to Pay $50Bln to Yukos Shareholders

Following a ruling in the Netherlands, Russia says it will appeal the decision in the Dutch Supreme Court. A Dutch appeals court Tuesday ordered that the Russian government pay $50 billion to former shareholders in the defunct Russian oil giant Yukos. The decision overturned a previous ruling from a lower court. Immediately after the ruling, Russian officials said they would

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Dutch MPs stage boycott of Russia

Dutch MPs have refused to travel to Russia after the country denied entry to one of their colleagues, reports NOS.nl. Sjoerd Sjoerdsma, a member of the Democrats 66 party known for his criticism of the Kremlin regime, was denied entry to Russia. In solidarity with Sjoerdsma, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee decided to cancel their visit to Russia, which was slated

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Russian delegation in PACE could get its authorities back with no sanctions applied

Dutch leftist MP offered the bill that foresees evading any sanctions or restrictions on the Russian delegation; the document will be considered and voted on late January 29 PACE agreed upon the draft bill on the appeal against the authorities of the Russian delegation in the Assembly. The document will be considered and voted on late January 29, Yevropeiska Pravda

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The pro-Russian organization is going to present a film about the downed MH17 in The Hague

According to Ukrinform, Dutch researcher and journalist Robert van der Noorda has produced a report on Russian propaganda that has been mobilized around the topic of MH17. A key link in the dissemination of misinformation in the Netherlands is the pro-Russian organization “Global Rights of Peaceful People”. It is “Dutch” by name only because it includes “compatriots”, natives of the Russian Federation, who are actively

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At least 8 Dutch fought in Ukrainian civil war: report

By Janene Pieters At least eight Dutch people fought in the civil war in Ukraine, both on the Ukrainian side and on the pro-Russian side, according to a report by American research agency The Soufan Center on the rise of violent right-wing extremism worldwide, AD reports. The report calls the Ukrainian civil war a “laboratory” for the international right-wing extremist movement. “For

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MH17 case: Key witness Tsemakh becomes suspect

22:55, 11 September 2019 Tsemakh’s extradition to Russia has hurt the relatives of those killed in the crash. Dutch investigators probing into the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 have changed the status of a key witness, Volodymyr Tsemakh, to a suspect. This was reported by Deutsche Welle’s Russian-language service on September 11, citing Member of

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Dutch prosecutors ask Russia to extradite MH17 suspect Tsemakh

The Russian authorities have not determined Tsemakh’s legal status yet. Dutch prosecutors have asked the Russian Federation to extradite Volodymyr Tsemakh, a suspect in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, which killed 298 people. This was reported by NOS, the largest news organization of the Netherlands, referring to a letter sent by the

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MH17 case: 40 MEPs appeal to Zelensky not to extradite Tsemakh to Russia

09:03, 5 September 2019 The request of Russia on the extradition of Tsemakh shows that the Russian government wants to prevent the appearance of this suspect in the court. At the initiative of Dutch MEP Kati Piri, 40 European politicians signed the appeal to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky with the request not to extradite suspect in MH17 case Volodymyr Tsemakh

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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

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