The king and Queen of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and máxima took part in the opening of the monument to the victims of the crash of the Boeing 777 (flight MH17), which is July 17, 2014, was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in the skies over the Donetsk region of Ukraine, where at that time already were fighting. It is reported by the BBC.

Chairman of the Foundation of the disaster of MH17 Evert van Zijtveld, father of two children who died in the tragedy, at the opening ceremony of the monument in the presence of the king and Queen said that the families of the victims should not give up until the perpetrators of the collapse will not appear before the court.

The memorial opened in the Park Vijfhuizen, close to the international airport of Amsterdam Schiphol, where he flew the Boeing 777. The monument is a 298 trees – so many people died in the crash, is planted in the form of a mourning tape, and around the monument planted a ring of sunflowers.

After the ceremony, where relatives read out the names of the victims, king Willem-Alexander and maxima with 17 children, each of which held a flower, laid flowers to the new monument. Only the opening ceremony was attended by about two thousand people. In the Netherlands arrived relatives from Malaysia, which sent the plane, reports The Daily Mail.

Relatives of the victims, the causes of which are still not officially revealed, also found a bench with a memorial plaque near the Russian Embassy in the Hague. The inscription in English on it reads: “Waiting for accountability and clarity. The bright memory of all 298 passengers and crew members of Malaysia airlines flight MH17, 17 July 2014″. Below in Russian says: “Humanity is above politics.”

Boeing 777 “Malaysian airlines” flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on 17 July 2014. The victims of the crash were all 283 passengers and 15 crew members.

International investigative group and security Council of the Netherlands came to the conclusion that the plane was shot down by Russian missile system “Buk” from the territory controlled by Pro-Russian separatists. The investigators also found that fire setting was taken to Donbass from Russia and later returned to the territory of Russia.

Russia and its involvement in the sinking of the liner categorically denies. The Russian foreign Ministry called the findings of the investigation team is biased and politically motivated. The Department also indicated to the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Moscow, Regina Jones-BOS component on the fault of Ukraine to the incident. According to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, one of the main reasons was the state of emergency of Ukraine closed the airspace over the territory over which he was hit by Boeing.

The king and Queen of the Netherlands attended the opening of the monument to the victims of the disaster Boeing 777 18.07.2017

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