4 Oct 2018 14:12

Russian embassy to Netherlands declines to comment on expulsion of 4 Russians

MOSCOW. Oct 4 (Interfax) - The Russian embassy to the Netherlands has declined to comment on the Dutch Defense Ministry's statement regarding the expulsion of four Russians supposedly responsible for a cyber attack against the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

"We're not commenting," an embassy spokesperson told Interfax on Thursday.

Dutch Minister of Defense Ank Bijleveld said earlier on Thursday that four Russians attempted to commit a cyber attack against the OPCW. They were expelled from the Netherlands, she said.

The Dutch Defense Ministry said that the four suspects had arrived in Amsterdam in April 2018 on diplomatic passports.