Foreign Ministry Gives Dutch Until 6 p.m. to Explain Diplomat Attack
- The Moscow Times
- Oct. 08 2013 15:44
- Last edited 15:41
The Foreign Ministry has given the Netherlands until 6 p.m. Tuesday to provide an explanation for the attack on a Russian diplomat living in The Hague.
The ultimatum was published on the ministry's website following a visit to the ministry by Dutch Ambassador Ron van Dartel, who was handed a protest note Tuesday morning.
"Our reaction depends on how the Dutch respond to these events," President Vladimir Putin said in Bali, where he was attending the APEC forum .
Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story said Putin made his remark in the official Foreign Ministry statement.