Lavrov commented on the expulsion of “Russian spies” from the Netherlands
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov reacted to the reported expulsion of two Russian agents from the Netherlands in March this year. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
The foreign Minister emphasized that the information hasn’t been confirmed: “If we present the facts, you’ll be able to comment on,” he said.
Lavrov also said “he could not imagine that such an event could remain out of sight of the media.”
Earlier, on 13 September, Reuters reported that in March this year, European intelligence services have arrested in the Netherlands two Russians, supposedly going to steal the data from the chemical laboratory in Switzerland.
It took a study of samples of nerve agents, which was poisoned ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in British Salisbury.
The circumstances of the detention and the identity of the suspects were not disclosed. According to the Agency, in the operation to arrest alleged spies was attended by Swiss, Dutch and British intelligence agencies.