Friday, 18 July 2014

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has crashed in Ukraine, on the border with Russia, with 298 people onboard. Ukraine's interior ministry says the plane was shot down by a missile.



 

 

All day long Dutch TV has been dominated by the news that a passengerplane had crashed in the Ukraine. 298 People were killed, among them 189 Dutch. But also people from the UK, Australia, Phillipines. These were all innocent people, going on a holiday, even on a honeymoon, or to a conference in Australia. The plane flew at a height of at least 10 or 11 kms. This was permitted.

I don't understand why we are now involved in the war between the two groups in the Ukraine.The leader who can stop this conflict peacefully deserves all possible honour and a statue.

10 comments:

Reader Wil said...

The photos are from newspapers, as you will understand.
Wil

Sylvia K said...

This is so heartbreaking, Wil!!!

Dina said...

Our condolences on your country's great loss, Wil. What a tragedy.

Yes, who ever figures out how to make peace will deserve a big statue!

Hildred said...

So very sad, - so many places in the world where peace is just a nebulous ideal.

Arkansas Patti said...

As soon as I heard this tragic news, I thought of you and knew it would hit your country the hardest as you had the greatest loss.
I will never understand war and why it is considered OK for innocents to die.
My deepest sympathies to all those whose who lost their lives but also to the families whose lives were forever ruined by an uncaring individual in a matter of seconds.

Roger Owen Green said...

Awful. Words fail me.

Gattina said...

A terrible drama, there were also 6 Belgians on board. Hope this time they can find the truth, that's the second Malaysian airplane which crushed !

Marja said...

It is an unbelievable horrible tragedy. My deepest sympathy to all families. I hope they catch the ones responsible

retriever said...

Great loss, a tragedy for famillie of this passangers , also 6 belgians was on board.
, tomorrow it is national day in Belgium.

Brenda said...

Hard to believe that these horrible things are still taking place. When will it end?!