|Putin and daughter Maria
The Russian leader’s daughter Maria, 29, and boyfriend Jorrit Faasen have gone into hiding as anger mounts in the Netherlands over Flight mH17.
News that the Russian president’s daughter was living among a nation of people still fuming over Russia’s role in the downing of Flight MH17 was only going to spark more outrage and once it became known the 29-year-old had a £2million apartment not far from the Dutch airport where the doomed jet left on its final, tragic journey, the angry protests quickly started.
There were demands for Maria to be deported and one Twitter user posted: “Its time you leave B*TCH.”
Another wrote: “Very convenient that Maria Putina lives so close to The Hague. Won’t have to go far to see her father’s trial.”
Maria 29 and boyfriend Jorrit Faasen, 34, who lived in a riverside flat in Voorschoten on the outskirts of the Dutch capital, fled amid the mounting fury.
Many blame president Putin for the disaster, insisting Kremlin chiefs supplied the missile that blasted the Malaysia Airlines jet out of the sky at 30,000ft – killing 298 passengers and crew, including 10 Brits and 193 Dutch.
Maria’s position in Holland was made more perilous after Ukrainian activists published her address on websites.
Her whereabouts are unknown but her father is reported to have a personal wealth of more than £40billion,with properties around the world including a £200million palace on the Black Sea.