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Russia: Dutch summon Russian envoy over diplomat's alleged attack00:56

Russia: Dutch summon Russian envoy over diplomat's alleged attack

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 16, 2013 at 09:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Dutch summon Russian envoy over diplomat's alleged attack

Moscow's Povarskaya Street remained calm on Wednesday morning following an alleged attack on Onno Elderenbosch, the Dutch ambassador's assistant, on Tuesday night in his Povarskaya Street apartment.

Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans has summoned the Russian ambassador to the Netherlands for an explanation.

Allegedly, two men dressed as electricians were waiting for the diplomat on his floor and asked him to let them in to check the light in his flat. After the door closed, they threw him on the floor and proceeded to beat him.

Before departing, they reportedly left a drawing of a heart and an 'LGBT' inscription on the mirror, possibly referring to Dutch activists who have heavily criticized anti-gay laws in Russia.

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Russia: Dutch summon Russian envoy over diplomat's alleged attack

Moscow's Povarskaya Street remained calm on Wednesday morning following an alleged attack on Onno Elderenbosch, the Dutch ambassador's assistant, on Tuesday night in his Povarskaya Street apartment.

Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans has summoned the Russian ambassador to the Netherlands for an explanation.

Allegedly, two men dressed as electricians were waiting for the diplomat on his floor and asked him to let them in to check the light in his flat. After the door closed, they threw him on the floor and proceeded to beat him.

Before departing, they reportedly left a drawing of a heart and an 'LGBT' inscription on the mirror, possibly referring to Dutch activists who have heavily criticized anti-gay laws in Russia.