Relatives of victims of MH17 rally at Russian embassy in The Hague, demand to Russia stop interfering with investigation
Relatives of passengers of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 airliner, of M17 flight Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur, shot down by the Russian self-propelled ground-to-missile launcher BUK-TELAR near Torets, Donetsk region, in July 2014, held a rally outside the Russian embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands, demanding to stop interfering with the investigation.
The relatives held a demonstration in front of the Russian Embassy in The Hague three years after the crash of the MH17 passenger plane, the German Internet publication Idowa said.
"They protested against Russia's attempts to block the criminal case," a report says referring to their commentary on the Dutch television.
On Monday, more than 2,000 relatives of the victims of the disaster will take part in the opening ceremony of the memorial dedicated to their relatives, Radio Liberty said.
The King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will also arrive at the opening of the memorial in Vijfhuizen Park near the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. It was that airport from which Boeing-777 of Malaysian Airlines took off on July 17, 2014, which never reached its destination - Kuala Lumpur.
The initiators of the opening of the memorial place called it "a living memorial" - altogether 298 trees were planted, according to the number of people killed in the disaster. The trees will be surrounded by sunflowers that blossom in July.