The foreign Ministry spoke about the process of detention of Russians in the Netherlands

© RIA Novostizenit the foreign Ministry. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry spoke about the process of detention of Russians in the Netherlands© RIA Novosti

Official claims Russians detained in April in the Hague, then, was not charged, was also the diplomatic demarches and requests, told reporters at the foreign Ministry.

Ministry of defence of the Netherlands on 4 October said that the country’s intelligence agencies have prevented a hacker attack on the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW), which allegedly tried to carry out four citizens of the Russian Federation. As stated by the Minister ANK Bijleveld suspects with diplomatic passports expelled from the Netherlands on April 13. The Russian foreign Ministry called the accusations «another orchestrated propaganda» campaign and said that unleashed the «anti-Russian campaign of spy mania» causes serious harm to bilateral relations. Also, the Russian foreign Ministry drew attention that the statement of defense of the Netherlands made before the session of the OPCW on 9 October, in anticipation of which creates the «right» political background for wrongful initiatives.

As stated on Monday, the Russian foreign Ministry, the Dutch side is silent, «that during detention no official claims to the Russian experts has not been shown».

«They didn’t ask any questions. They just seized equipment, including mobile phones, thereby depriving them of the ability to quickly contact the Embassy,» — said the foreign Ministry.

«Was rejected and a direct requirement to notify the events of the Russian diplomatic mission. Moreover, our experts had removed all personal belongings, including credit cards and money. Then they were escorted on the next flight to Moscow», — said the Russian foreign Ministry.

Moscow also is deeply perplexing that after this episode no other action in accordance with normal diplomatic practice was not followed. «There was no diplomatic démarches, no requests, no notifications», — said the Russian foreign Ministry.

There also explained that the Russians seized the equipment was designed for testing the information systems of the Embassy to assess the security of computer networks in connection with the become frequent attempts of cyberpromote in Russian state companies.

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