Foreign relations

MH17 disaster, the lesson from Netherlands to Italy

According to the BBC, the Dutch are complaining that their Government is being too soft in handling the disaster of flight MH17, downed in the skies of Eastern Ukraine under unclear circumstances. The flight was operated by the Malaysian Airlines, but it had left from Amsterdam and the majority of the passengers were Dutch.

Initially the international community looked powerless as usual, with the pro-Russia rebels controlling the crash site openly impairing the investigation. However, the trend quickly changed, with the corpses repatriated to the Netherlands via a special train and the black boxes sent to London to undergo analysis. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Russian President Vladimir Putin and was quite outspoken.

And yet, the Dutch people are not satisfied. What would they think if they saw how successive Italian Government have handled the case of the Italian marines arrested in India ?


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