Flight 17 Victim's Dad Writes Angry Letter to Putin

Hans de Borst says people behind attack 'ruined' his life

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 22, 2014 7:05 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A grieving father who lost his daughter on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has written to Vladimir Putin, and he doesn't mince words. "Thank you very much Mister Putin, leaders of the separatists, or the Ukraine government for murdering my loved and only child, Elsemiek de Borst," writes Hans de Borst in a letter posted on Facebook and printed in a Dutch paper, reports People. His 17-year-old daughter planned to do her final exams next year, he writes, then go to a technical university and study engineering. "She was looking forward to it. She is suddenly no more." He adds:

  • "Aforementioned misters, I hope you're proud of including her and her young life ... and you will be able to look at yourselves in the mirror tomorrow morning. Thanks again. Sincerely, Elsemiek's father, Hans de Borst from Monster, whose life is ruined."

Worse, Elsemiek's mother was killed on the flight too; they were traveling to Malaysia for a holiday, the Telegraph reports.

Elsemiek de Borst.
Elsemiek de Borst.   (Hans de Borst/Facebook)
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