A commemoration concert for MH-17 took place in Kyiv.
The concert was attended by President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, Vice Prime Minister Zubko, Minister of Foreign Affairs Klimkin, Chief OSCE-Monitor Apakan, Head of Recovery Mission Aalbersberg, the Diplomatic Corps and the Dutch community (including the Dutch business community) in Kyiv, among others.
Led by the Dutch conductor Jeroen Weierink, the Liatoshynsky Classical Music Ensemble gave a modest but touching performance of Mozart’s Requiem, and several other pieces. In addition to contributions of the Dutch, Malaysian and Australian Ambassadors, President Poroshenko held a probing speech. The President was visibly moved by the ceremony, something he told the same night during his phone call with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte.
The concert took place in the National Organ and Chamber Music Hall, a Roman-Catholic church in the center of the city, well-known for its impressive gothic architecture and good acoustics. The concert was organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands, in cooperation with the Malaysian and Australian Embassies.