The Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C., United States

Statement of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander on Malaysian flight MH17

The terrible news about the crash of flight MH17 over Ukrainian territory has deeply shocked me. Just like the rest of the Netherlands, my wife and I follow the news to the minute and we hope to have more clarity soon. We offer or deepest sympathy to the families, friends and colleagues of the victims and to those who are still uncertain if their loved ones were on board the plane.