February 14, 2018

Russian embassy criticizes Netherlands after minister admits lying about Putin meeting

The Russian embassy released a statement criticizing the Netherlands following Minister Halbe Zijlstra of Foreign Affairs admitting that he lied about attending a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in 2006.

The embassy accuses the Netherlands of "persistently" propagating an image of Russia having aggressive intentions to the Dutch public. "As we can see, this is the reason behind this whole story with the alleged meeting between Minister Zijlstra and President Putin", the statement, in broadcaster NOS' possession, reads. Read more.

NL Times

- Disgraced Minister's Remarks on Russia Reflect Reality: Dutch PM Rutte - NY Times
- The Netherlands is spreading anti-Russian sentiment, The Hague embassy says - Dutch News

- Dutch Foreign Minister admits he made up fake news about Putin (video) - RT
- Dutch Lies Over Putin’s ‘Aggression’ Expose NATO War Agenda - SCF

- Russische ambassade uit felle kritiek op Nederland - NOS

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