Putin Demands Apology from Netherlands over Greenpeace Spat

Dutch detained a Russian diplomat


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday demanded an apology from the Netherlands for detaining a Russian diplomat in The Hague in an escalating spat between the two countries.

Putin called the detention over the weekend of Russian diplomat Dmitry Borodin "the most gross breach of the Vienna Convention."

"We will react depending on how the Dutch side behaves," he said at a news conference.