The Netherlands has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning to remember those who died in the crash of the Malaysian Boeing 777 plane.
A respective decision was made by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.
Flags will be at half mast on government buildings and diplomatic institutions overseas. Church bells will be rung for five minutes prior to the landing of the first plane bringing back the first bodies of the dead. The plane is expected to arrive at Eindhoven air base at 16.00.
As reported, the Netherlands sent a transport aircraft to Ukraine to pick up the bodies of flight MH17 victims and bring them to the Netherlands for a forensic examination.