February 14, 2018

Dutch FM resigns after admitting lie about meeting Putin

Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra has resigned, a day after he admitted lying about overhearing Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

In 2016 Zijlstra alleged Putin had in 2006 expressed ambitions to create a “Greater Russia.” The official admitted that his credibility had been damaged by the ongoing scandal to such an extent that his position had become untenable. Read more.


- Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting - Reuters

- Zijlstra stapt op vanwege leugen over ontmoeting met Poetin (video) - NOS
- Rutte geeft fouten toe in affaire-Zijlstra, weinig steun motie van wantrouwen - NOS

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