Zakharova: the Netherlands hid the fact of destruction of civilians in Iraq

“As it became known, under public pressure, parliamentarians, the Minister of defence of the Netherlands (ANK Bijleveld – approx. “RG”) has finally admitted that during the operation of the air force of the Netherlands are really killing 70 civilians, the Minister of defence in this country tried to justify himself,” – said Zakharov.

According to the diplomat, Bijleveld said that in the Netherlands, allegedly, until recently, no one knew about the true scale of the incident. But didn’t due to the fact that it WA “not reported final data on victims of an air RAID”.

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“This is a very interesting story, when I am pinned to the wall with facts on hand, suddenly found guilty in the Hague, and they were USA. This is the Dutch government teaches all the last years how to respect human rights, how to deal with transparency, how to deal with misinformation and how to make sure that criminals were in prison and received adequate and fair punishment,” – said Zakharov.

earlier, Dutch authorities said about 70 civilians who died in the bombing of Dutch F-16 fighter jets of the positions of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Iraq in 2015. Then Netherlands air force took part in combat operations of the international coalition against ISIS in Iraq.