The parents of the three Australian siblings — ages 8, 10, and 12 — who were killed in the Flight MH17 disaster have written an emotional letter to Ukraine detailing their immense pain over losing their beloved children. So sad.
Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris lost everything when flight MH17 was shot down out of the sky, allegedly by Russian rebels. Now, the distraught parents of Mo, 12, Evie, 10, and Otis Maslin, 8, are opening up about the “hell beyond hell” that they have been living every day since their three innocent “babies” were murdered, along with their grandfather, Nick Norris.
MH17: Parents Of 3 Australian Kids Release Heartbreaking Letter
No one can imagine the pain that the families of MH17’s victims are currently feeling — especially those who lost their children.
For Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris, their devastation radiates through their entire bodies as they desperately try to cope with losing all three of their children.
The parents of Mo, Evie, and Otis have finally released a statement, which comes in the form of a letter addressed to the Ukraine. The full letter is below, courtesy of Daily Mail:
A message to the soldiers in the Ukraine, the politicians, the media, our friends and family.
Our pain is intense and relentless. We live in a hell beyond hell.
Our babies are not here with us – we need to live with this act of horror, every day and every moment for the rest of our lives.
No one deserves what we are going through.
Not even the people who shot our whole family out of the sky.
No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for our children, for Mo, for Evie, for Otis.
No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for Grandad Nick.
No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for each other.
This is a revelation that gives us some comfort.
We would ask everyone to remember this when you are making any decisions that affect us and the other victims of this horror.
So far, every moment since we arrived home, we’ve been surrounded by family and friends. We desperately pray that this continues, because this expression of love is what is keeping us alive. We want to continue to know about your lives, all the good and all the bad. We no longer have lives that we want to live by ourselves. So we’d like to take the chance to thank everyone, all our incredible friends, family and communities, and to tell you all that we love you very much.
We would also like to thank the people at DFAT; the local coordinator Claire and most sincerely, Diana and Adrian from The Hague, without whom we would not be here. We ask the media to respect the privacy of our family and friends – pain is not a story.
Anthony Maslin & Marite Norris.
This letter is heartbreaking to read, and gives what can only be described as a glimpse into these poor parents pain and suffering.
Anthony and Marite were on vacation with their three children and Marite’s father, Nick, in Amsterdam before the tragedy. The couple decided to spend a few extra days in Amsterdam alone, and sent Mo, Evie, and Otis back home to Australia with their grandfather.
Sadly, while the couple believed their children would arrive home safe and sound just in time to start school, things took a devastating turn when MH7 was allegedly shot down by a rebel missile.
Our thoughts go out to Anthony and Marite, as well as all of the families of the MH17 victims at this difficult time.
— Lauren Cox