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Victims of MH17 return to Netherlands

Dozens more bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are set to arrive in the Netherlands on Thursday, as the EU prepares to hit Russia with fresh sanctions.

Foreign ministers from the 28-nation bloc said they would meet in Brussels Thursday to draw up a new list of Russian individuals and entities to be slapped with sanctions over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis.

The European Union agreed to speed up the imposition of wider sanctions and examine tougher measures after the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in strife-torn eastern Ukraine, allegedly by separatist rebels backed by neighbouring Russia.

The first bodies from the crash site arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday, bringing the grief-stricken nation to a standstill as it mourned the 298 passengers and crew who left the country on the ill-fated journey a week ago.

 

Thousands of people in Amsterdam dressed in white marched solemnly along the city’s canals on Wednesday in memory of the 298 people who died aboard flight MH17, most of them Dutch.

The memorial march came on a national day of mourning for the Netherlands, which lost 193 citizens when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down over Ukraine last week.

- See more at: http://prdstaff.tnp.sg/news/amsterdammers-dress-white-and-march-mh17#sth...

Thousands of people in Amsterdam dressed in white marched solemnly along the city’s canals on Wednesday in memory of the 298 people who died aboard flight MH17, most of them Dutch.

The memorial march came on a national day of mourning for the Netherlands, which lost 193 citizens when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down over Ukraine last week.

- See more at: http://prdstaff.tnp.sg/news/amsterdammers-dress-white-and-march-mh17#sth...

Thousands of people in Amsterdam dressed in white marched solemnly along the city’s canals on Wednesday in memory of the 298 people who died aboard flight MH17, most of them Dutch.

The memorial march came on a national day of mourning for the Netherlands, which lost 193 citizens when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down over Ukraine last week.

- See more at: http://prdstaff.tnp.sg/news/amsterdammers-dress-white-and-march-mh17#sth...


The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine. Photo: AFP

 

In Amsterdam city, thousands of people came together dressed in white, the colour of hope, in memory of the 298 people who died aboard flight MH17.

They marched solemnly along the city’s canals, mourning for the loss of the people on board, 193 of whom were Dutch.


Photos : Reuters, AFP

Source: Reuters, AFP

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