The father of a Dutch girl who died in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash has written a grief-stricken open letter to "monster" Vladimir Putin.
The Boeing 777, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in eastern Ukraine about 60km from the Russian border on 17 July, amid allegations that it was shot down by pro-Russia separatists.
All the 298 passengers – 193 of whom were Dutch – are believed to have died.
Hans de Borst wrote the open letter to the Russian president after he found out that that his 17-year-old daughter Elsemiek had died in the incident.
"Mr Putin, Many thanks to the Separatist leaders of Ukrainian government for the murder of my dear and only child, Elsemiek," he wrote.
"Elsemiek would next year take her final exam, along with her best friends Julia and Marina, and she did well in school. She then wanted to go to TU Delft to study engineering, and she was looking forward to it! She is suddenly no more! From the air she was shot in a foreign country where a war is going on."
Elsemiek was reportedly travelling with her mother, step-brother and stepfather to Malaysia for a holiday and tragically they all died.
"Thanks again. Sincerely, Elsemiek's father, Hans de Borst, whose life is ruined, to Monster," de Borst concluded.
The area where the plane crashed has been rocked by clashes between Ukrainian forces and separatists in the past few months. Due to the high level of violence, investigators have limited access to the plane crash site, controlled by the rebels.
Putin has been urged by the international community to rein in the rebels in and guarantee full collaboration with the plane crash investigators.
Russia has denied any involvement in the MH17 plane crash.
However, the US said investigators "cannot rule out technical assistance from the Russian personnel."