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Russia: Experts' trip to The Hague in April was 'routine visit' - Lavrov02:36

Russia: Experts' trip to The Hague in April was 'routine visit' - Lavrov

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 8, 2018 at 13:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero Milanesi in Moscow on Monday.

Answering a question regarding the expulsion of four Russian nationals from The Netherlands following a disrupted cyber-attack, Lavrov said "there was no secret surrounding the visit of Russian experts to The Hague in April this year. It was a routine visit."

"They were detained, nothing was explained to them, they were not allowed to contact Russian representatives in our embassy in the Netherlands, they were just asked to leave," he continued, adding he believed that it was a "misunderstanding."

The Dutch Security Service has stated that it believed the disrupted cyber-attack was carried out by Russian nationals working for the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU).

Russia: Experts' trip to The Hague in April was 'routine visit' - Lavrov02:36
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero Milanesi in Moscow on Monday.

Answering a question regarding the expulsion of four Russian nationals from The Netherlands following a disrupted cyber-attack, Lavrov said "there was no secret surrounding the visit of Russian experts to The Hague in April this year. It was a routine visit."

"They were detained, nothing was explained to them, they were not allowed to contact Russian representatives in our embassy in the Netherlands, they were just asked to leave," he continued, adding he believed that it was a "misunderstanding."

The Dutch Security Service has stated that it believed the disrupted cyber-attack was carried out by Russian nationals working for the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU).

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