Advertisement
 
Thursday, September 18, 2014
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
The Recorder Sports Schedule

 

The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Now open, the 9/11 museum seeing influx of new artifacts
    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Nurses union drops its plan for St. Mary's
    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    B-P boys soccer registers shutout
    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Benefit set for former Fonda-Fultonville standout Comeau
    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    2015 almanac predicting a bitter winter
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    State campgrounds were cookin' this season
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Muni to host special guest
    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Man sentenced for welfare fraud
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Hart breaks school rushing record in Braves' romp
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Patriots charge past GF, 30-7
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

Advertisement

Copyright © Port Jackson Media, LLC.

Privacy Policies: Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook