It’s heartbreaking to see all those coffins being carried out of the planes. All my thoughts are with the people who have lost someone in the plane “crash”, MH17. This is horrible.
Just for one minute, not addressing you as representatives of your countries, but as husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, just imagine that you first get the news that your husband was killed and then within two or three days you see images of some thug removing the wedding band from their hands. Just imagine that this could be your spouse.
To my dying day, I will not understand that it took so much time for the rescue workers to be allowed to do their difficult jobs, and that human remains should be used in a political game. If someone here, around the table, talks about a political game, this is the political game that has been played with human remains, and it is despicable. I hope the world will not have to witness this again any time in the future.
Images of children’s toys being tossed around, luggage being opened, and passports including passports of children being shown on television — they are turning our grief and mourning into anger of the whole nation."
Today is a national day of mourning in the Netherlands for the victims of MH17. RIP. My condolances to everybody who lost someone dear to them.