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Dutch Foreign Ministry to summon Russian Ambassador over attack on Embassy staff member in Moscow

October 16, 2013, 4:09 UTC+3
Bodily injuries are reported to have been slight and the Embassy staff member is feeling normally now
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THE HAGUE, October 16 (Itar-Tass) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Frans Timmermans, intends to summon Russian Ambassador Roman Kolodkin to the Ministry in view of an attack on a Dutch diplomat in Moscow, the Dutch NOS television channel reported.

According to the Dutch Foreign Ministry, two unidentified men had beaten the diplomat in his flat which they penetrated on the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. Bodily injuries are reported to have been slight and the Embassy staff member is feeling normally now.

Earlier it was reported that assistant to the Ambassador of the Netherlands has been beaten by unidentified attackers.

The source said the diplomat called the police, stating that he had been beaten by unidentified men.

An official in the press service of Moscow police confirmed the fact that a foreign national had applied to law enforcement agencies with a statement. "A citizen of a foreign state did apply to police with a statement which was filed. All the necessary procedures in connection with the application will be carried out," the press service official said.

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