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Moscow to summon Dutch envoy over cyber-attack claim: Russian news agencies

AFP  |  Moscow 

The Russian foreign ministry was to summon the Dutch on Monday after the said it had foiled a cyber attack by Russians, state agencies reported.

"Due to the campaign of disinformation carried out in the Dutch will be summoned to the foreign ministry on Monday," a source in the ministry told RIA Novosti state agency.

The said Thursday it had expelled four GRU military intelligence agents in April for an attempt to hack into the headquarters of the

At the time of the alleged plot the OPCW was investigating the March of former Russian and his daughter in the English town of

It was also probing allegations of a on the Syrian town of by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad, who is backed by

The suspected agents were travelling on Russian diplomatic passports.

last summoned the Dutch e Jones-Bos along with the Swiss ambassador in September over over what it called "unsubstantiated accusations" that Russian spies had attempted to hack Swiss targets.

has dismissed accusations it has orchestrated a string of global cyber attacks as "mania".

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 14:55 IST