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MOSCOW, October 12 (Itar-Tass) - Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky urged the Dutch ministers of interior and foreign affairs to resign due to the incident with Russian diplomat Dmitry Borodin.
Zhirinovsky has organised a protest action near the Dutch Embassy in Moscow and called on the audience to seek an investigation of the incident and punish guilty persons.
“The apologies by the Netherlands due to police’s illegal actions are insufficient,” Zhirinovsky told Itar-Tass on Saturday, October 12.
“I believe that the ministers of interior and foreign affairs [of the Netherlands] should resign,” the LDPR leader said.
“The Russian Foreign Ministry can’t make such requests. But being an official I can do this,” he added.
Zhirinovsky told a Dutch journalist that he had nothing against the Netherlands as a country and against the people.
The LDPR leader also said he had nothing against the journalist himself and his work in Russia.
On October 9, Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans offered apologies to Russia on Wednesday over the incident with Minister-Counsellor of the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands Dmitry Borodin.
This event took place at a personal meeting between Timmermans and Russian Ambassador in the Netherlands Roman Kolodkin, who was invited to the Dutch Foreign Ministry, spokesman of the Dutch Foreign Ministry Thijs van Son told Itar-Tass.
“According to the information provided by the police Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans came to conclusion that the arrest and the keeping in custody of the Russian diplomat, who enjoys the full diplomatic inviolability, took place in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,” Thijs van Son said. “In this regard, the Netherlands offers the apologies to the Russian Federation,” he stated.
“Meanwhile, Mr. Timmermans noted that the police had acted in compliance with their professional responsibility in reply to the situation, which they were informed about,” the spokesman of the Dutch Foreign Ministry noted.
“The Netherlands and Russia are in the process of negotiations over the ways to settle this incident,” he added.