The mayor of a Dutch city called for Maria Putin, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s adult daughter, to be deported from the Netherlands as the nation observed a Day of Mourning on Wednesday in respect for those who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over Ukraine.
Pieter Broertjes, mayor of the city of Hilversum, made the comments on a radio show and later apologized via Twitter, saying the remarks were “not wise” and "they stemmed from a feeling of helplessness that many will recognize," The Guardian reported
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Maria Putin is thought to live in Voorschoten with her Dutch boyfriend, Jorrit Faassen.
The first bodies of victims from the crash were expected to arrive in Hilversum on Wednesday.
Ukranians living in Holland also called for a peaceful protest outside Maria Putin’s flat, the Guardian reported.
Dutch anger has risen since the crash, which killed 298 people, more than half of whom were Dutch. The plane was allegedly shot down by rebels with a missile supplied by Russia.
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