Support The Moscow Times!

Now is the time to support independent reporting from Russia!

Contribute Today

Foreign Ministry Gives Dutch Until 6 p.m. to Explain Diplomat Attack

Correction appended

The Foreign Ministry has given the Netherlands until 6 p.m. Tuesday to provide an explanation for the attack on a Russian diplomat living in The Hague.

The ultimatum was published on the ministry's website following a visit to the ministry by Dutch Ambassador Ron van Dartel, who was handed a protest note Tuesday morning.

"Our reaction depends on how the Dutch respond to these events," President Vladimir Putin said in Bali, where he was attending the APEC forum .

Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story said Putin made his remark in the official Foreign Ministry statement.

Read more

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.