“Russian aggression is totally unprecedented,” says Dutch Prime Minister

Today, Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, said in a press conference that the Russian aggression in Ukraine is “totally unprecedented.”

He was specifically referring to the missile assaults on government buildings and apartments complexes in Kharkiv, and to Russian forces starting to focus more on civilians than military targets, reports the NOS.

Rutte also mentioned the missile assault that killed five people at the Kyiv TV tower.

Inquiring into human rights violations

The cabinet is urging the documentation of the war to establish whether Putin and Russian forces committed war crimes.

Rutte also announced that the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wopke Hoekstra, will set up a commission of inquiry. He said human rights violations will not go unpunished: “Justice must run its course.”

Cabinet offers to shelter refugees

Rutte is consulting with the mayors of the Dutch Security Council about how to welcome the first refugees.

The Dutch State Secretary for Migration and other European partners are working to ensure Europe can handle the influx. Rutte also compliments Poland and Moldova for their efforts to accommodate incoming refugees.

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Katrien Nivera 🇵🇭
Third culture kid Katrien is a Philippine native living in the Netherlands to finish her master's degree in political communication. You can usually find her trying to organize everything on Notion and the sticky notes app, otherwise, she’s nose-deep in a good book or obsessing over film soundtracks and video games.


  1. Russian people don’t want the war or any conflict because of madness of politicians who went crazy🤬😡🤯😭…We want them to stop the war and solve our local problems, making people’s lives better and safer, making Russia attractive for foreign tourists and partners. We are so so sorry 😭for innocent Ukrainians and Russians and the rest of the world who is suffering! God save the world😇🙏🕊Peace!


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