Advertisement
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

Monday, July 21, 2014 - Updated: 8:45 AM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger.

The Dutch have widely condemned the way the bodies of loved ones have been treated in Ukraine and the fact they have not yet been returned home four days after Thursday's tragedy.

"No words can describe it," said Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand, whose son Bryce and his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers died on their way to a vacation in Bali. "Bodies are just lying there for three days in the hot sun. There are people who have this on their conscience. There are families who can never hold the body of a child or a mother."

Fredriksz-Hoogzand was among scores of victims' relatives expected at a behind-closed-doors meeting today near the central city of Utrecht, where they were to be consoled by King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

The downing of the Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine on Thursday killed 298 passengers and crew, including 193 Dutch citizens.

Lawmakers hurried back from their summer recess for a meeting today with Rutte, who told them that getting the bodies home as soon as possible was his government's top priority. He said a Dutch military transport plane was ready to repatriate the remains, which are now being stored in a refrigerated train in a rebel-held town.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Area high school sports calendar
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    APD: Man wasn't shot, had aneurysm
    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    GASD board approves veterans tax exemption
    Friday, May 20, 2016

    Aldermen eye cutting city's funds for library
    Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Janet Louise Tesiero
    Saturday, May 21, 2016

    A job well done: 474 graduate from F-MCC during Friday's commencement
    Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Drinking water may remain off for year at three schools
    Friday, May 20, 2016

    Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom 'Mr. Ed,' dies at 96
    Monday, May 23, 2016

    Jane Potts
    Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Town officials send solar zoning regulations back to the planning board
    Thursday, May 19, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook