Putin sets deadline for Dutch apology over diplomat arrest

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  1. I-G

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    Putin sets deadline for Dutch apology over diplomat arrest

    Tuesday 08 October 2013

    Russian president Vladimir Putin is demanding the Netherlands apologise for the arrest of a Russian diplomat in The Hague last weekend, Nos television said on Tuesday.

    Putin reportedly made the comments during an Asian summit in Bali.

    Dmitri Borodin was arrested at his home in The Hague on Sunday by ‘people in police uniform’ after neighbours complained about the way he was treating his children.

    He was released after a couple of hours but claims to have been hit by police during the arrest.

    ‘This is breaking the Vienna treaty,’ Putin is quoted as saying. ‘We want an explanation, an apology and those who are guilty to be punished.’

    Russia has given the Netherlands until 16.00 hours to comment. The Dutch foreign ministry told Nos television it will give a formal reaction before then.

    The case comes as the Netherlands and Russia are in a standoff over the seizure of Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise which was sailing under the Dutch flag. Its crew of 30, including two Dutch nationals, are being held in jail on piracy charges. The Netherlands has threatened Russia with legal action.

    King Willem-Alexander is due to make a formal visit to Moscow in early November.

    DutchNews.nl - Putin sets deadline for Dutch apology over diplomat arrest
     
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    russian are being pissed off by these dutch guys...........seizure of Greenpeace ship, is this the australian greenpeace ship issue ?
     
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    Cant say for sure that this seems a different issue but things are checking patience of the Russians .

    Netherlands will issue apology soon after the investigation .
     
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    He was released after a couple of hours but claims to have been hit by police during the arrest.

    The German and Dutch police use force only when the suspect gets violent. If the Russian was treating his chidren badly, as alleged, what kind of respect would he have shown for the arresting officers!
     
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    i am a fan of putin.looking at his strong commitment against us action in syria which halted their aggression,dutch looks mere a tiny puny nation which will be easily overcome diplomatically.if they don't then????...................
     
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    Netherlands apologizes for Russia envoy's detention
    AFP | Oct 9, 2013, 08.44 PM IST

    THE HAGUE: The Netherlands apologized to Russia after police in The Hague detained one of its diplomats over the weekend amid an escalating spat, the foreign ministry said.

    "Based on police information, foreign minister Frans Timmermans comes to the conclusion that the detention of the Russian diplomat... breached the Vienna convention," ministry spokesman Thijs van Son said in an email.

    "Because of this the Netherlands apologizes to the Russian Federation," it said, adding however that police had acted out of professional responsibility when detaining diplomat Dmitry Borodin.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday called Borodin's detention at a police station for several hours on Saturday night "the most gross breach of the Vienna convention", and demanded an apology.

    Dutch police have declined to comment on the case, but Dutch media reports have cited police documents alleging that Borodin was detained after police found him drunk and barely able to stand after neighbours said he was mistreating his two young children.

    "At the same time minister Timmermans personally understands the behaviour of the police involved, who acted out of professional responsibility when confronted with a situation that they discovered after being called," the statement said.

    "The Netherlands and Russia remain in contact over the further resolution of this incident."

    Ties between Russia and the Netherlands have deteriorated sharply since Russian investigators last week charged 30 crew members of a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace ship, the Arctic Sunrise, with piracy over a protest against Arctic oil drilling.

    The Netherlands hit back by launching legal action to free the activists, who face up to 15 years in jail.

    The Russian foreign ministry yesterday accused Dutch police of raiding Borodin's apartment in The Hague and beating him up before taking him to a police station for hours of questioning on accusations of mistreating his children.

    The Vienna convention on diplomatic relations grants diplomats immunity from arrest.
     
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    hail putin.thats how you should deal with others:russia:
     
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