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MH17 – when will the Kremlin respond?

July 18th 2017 - 16:02

On the eve of the third anniversary of the MH17 disaster, relatives staged a silent protest at the Russian Embassy in The Hague. In the park opposite the embassy, ​​they installed a symbolic store of memory, on which a memorial plaque with the inscription "Waiting for responsibility and full clarity" is attached. Below is an inscription in Russian: "Humanity is higher than politics". During an hour, the relatives were sitting in the park. They demanded that Russia "stop playing games", reveal the truth about the tragedy and handed over a written appeal to the Russian embassy.

Ukrainian newspaper ‘Day’ interviewed Sijbren de Jong on some of the next steps in the criminal proceedings. The full article (in Ukrainian) can be read here.

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Sijbren de Jong is a Strategic Analyst at HCSS and lecturer in Geo-Economics at Leiden University, The Hague. He has a PhD in EU external energy security relations from the University of Leuven and holds degrees in Economic Geography (MSc) from the University of Groningen and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (MA) from the University of Leuven. His geographical areas of expertise include Russia, Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region; Central and Eastern Europe; and the Western Balkans.