The Dutch prime minister said he is prepared to push for "all political, economic and financial options" against Russia if access did not improve to the area in eastern Ukraine where the Malaysian flight went down, killing all 298 people on board.
Mark Rutte told his parliament that the government's priority was to recover and identify the bodies of the passengers, 193 of whom were Dutch. He said:
It is clear that Russia must use her influence on the separatists to improve the situation on the ground.
If in the coming days access to the disaster area remains inadequate, then all political, economic and financial options are on the table against those who are directly or indirectly responsible for that.
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones.
United States intelligence officials admitted that they do not know who fired the surface-to-air missile that downed flight MH17.
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