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1 No Military Repatriation Mission to Ukraine

Prime Minister Mark Rutte gave a press conference Sunday evening on the Ukraine air disaster following an extra cabinet meeting in the Catshuis. "Over the past few days, we have thoroughly examined all options for bringing the victims’ remains back to the Netherlands from the crash site as quickly and safely as possible. We have come to the conclusion that gaining the military upper hand by means of an international mission in this region is unrealistic."

2 40 Members of Dutch Military Police to Join Efforts in Ukraine

Prime Minister Mark Rutte held a press conference on the Ukraine air disaster Thursday evening, and said the Dutch government would have to operate cautiously, while at the same time maintaining a great sense of urgency.

3 Thank You for Grieving with Us

We paused today for a National Day of Mourning so we could bring the bodies of our fellow citizens home in peace and pay our respects after they suffered a terrible fate on board Malaysian flight MH17.

4 Victims of Air Disaster Flown to Eindhoven

Forty coffins carrying the bodies of victims of flight MH17 arrived at Eindhoven Air Base on July 23.

5 National Day of Mourning

Prime Minister Rutte has declared that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, will be a National Day of Mourning. On this day the first victims of flight MH17 will arrive in Eindhoven.

6 Timmermans Speaks of the Tragedy of flight MH17 at UN Security Council

Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans spoke at the UN Security Council on July 21 about the tragedy of flight MH17, and how "the demise of almost 200 of my compatriots has left a hole in the heart of the Dutch nation, has caused grief, anger and despair."

7 Rutte: 'Repatriation of victims’ remains is top priority’

Prime Minister Mark Rutte outlined the latest developments late Sunday concerning the air disaster in Ukraine.

8 Rutte: ‘Putin must take responsibility'

Prime Minister Mark Rutte issued a new statement today on the air disaster in Ukraine involving flight MH17.

9 Rutte: ‘We want to get to the bottom of this tragedy’

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans issued a statement on the air disaster in Ukraine involving flight MH17. According to the prime minister, the government's priority is to "achieve clarity by means of an independent investigation." The foreign minister announced that he would be traveling to Ukraine this evening.

10 Online Condolence Register

An online condolence register can be found at (Dutch) and (English)