The Netherlands require new EU sanctions against Russia


Нидерланды требуют от ЕС новых санкций против РоссииNetherlands Ministry of foreign Affairs is working on new sanctions against Russia.

Writes De Telegraaf, the Minister of foreign Affairs Steff Unit is trying to lobby for a new EU punitive measures against Russia, which should cover kibershpionov and hackers.

The parliamentary coalition has demanded to impose sanctions against four Russian spies caught in the Hague and expelled from the country in April 2018.

“After such a brutal and violent attack on our country we must not allow this Quartet freely went with diplomatic passports in Rome,” – said in the coalition party D66.

On 4 October the security services of the Netherlands reported on the prevention of hacker attacks against Russia, the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) in the Hague.

As stated in the Ministry of defense of the Netherlands, in April the Netherlands has expelled four Russians suspected of preparing attack of the Dutch intelligence services estimate that they were officers of the GRU.

Also, the names of exiled Russians – Alexey Morenets, Evgeny Mikhailovich Serebryakov Oleg Sotnikov Alexey V. Minin.

According to Dutch security services, employees of the Russian intelligence tried to steal the materials of the investigation of the crash of Boeing MH17 in the Donbas.

A few hours after a press conference in the Netherlands held a press conference of the US Department of justice. It announced the indictment of seven officers of the GRU of the Russian Federation: Alexey Sergeyevich Lorenzo, Evgeny Mikhailovich Serebryakov Ivan Sergeevich Ermakov, Artem A. Malyshev, Dmitry Sergeyevich Badino, Oleg Mikhailovich Sotnikova and Alexei V. Minin. The FBI declared them wanted. The report stated that they are considered armed and very dangerous.

As can be seen from the published names and photos, four of them – the same officers of the GRU of the Russian Federation, the Netherlands sent in April. Three badin, Malyshev and Andrey Ermakov – was among the 12 employees of the GRU, which in July, the US accused of meddling in presidential elections.

Canada also stated that controlled by the Russian government hackers in 2016 cracked the Canadian centre for sports ethics and the World anti-doping Agency (WADA), whose headquarters are located in Canada. Ottawa believes that behind these incidents is the Russian military intelligence – GRU.

According to media reports, Russian hackers are probably involved in cyber-attacks and Belgium. In particular, Federal prosecutors in Belgium are investigating the incidents in 2014, when hackers stole confidential diplomatic report by the Belgian foreign Minister in Ukraine.


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