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The Netherlands: When grief turns to anger

July 30, 2014

The national mourning in the Netherlands after the downing of flight MH17 is turning towards anger and frustration as the investigation on-site continues to face obstacles. For many in the Netherlands, the repatriation of bodies of the victims is proceeding too slowly. They believe Moscow is responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight. A number of parents of victims have demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ensure the bodies of their children are returned. Some are also calling for the deportation of Putin’s daughter, who lives in a luxury penthouse in Voorschoten, an affluent suburb of the Hague. There were 298 passengers on board flight MH17, among them 193 Dutch citizens.

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