Netherlands Accuses Moscow Of Hacker Attack On OPCW, Expels 4 Alleged ‘GRU Agents’

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Netherlands Accuses Moscow Of Hacker Attack On OPCW, Expels 4 Alleged 'GRU Agents'

On October 4, Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld stated that the intelligence services thwarted a Russian cyberattack on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

He also said that four Russian “intelligence operatives” who are suspected of attempting to carry out the attack against the OPCW were expelled from the country. They allegedly had diplomatic passports.

“The Dutch government finds the involvement of these intelligence operatives extremely worrisome. Normally we don’t reveal this type of counter-intelligence operation,” the defense minister told media, claiming that these Russians were GRU officers.

According to Bijleveld, the alleged attack was disrupted on April 13. The Russian “GRU agents” had taken photos of the organization’s surroundings in The Hague. They were described by the Dutch Defense Ministry as hackers Alexei Morenetz and Yevgeny Serebriakov and support agents Oleg Sotnikov and Alexei Minin.

On April 13, the Russian allegedly parked a vehicle containing high-tech equipment next to the office of the watchdog. The equipment was allegedly able to hack into the organization’s WiFi network.

Additionally, Dutch Major General Onno Eichelsheim said that the Russians “were not on vacation” and one of the men had €20,000 in cash.

UK Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Wilson also participated in the press conference. He said that the Russians targeted the UK Foreign Office and Porton Down Defense and Science Laboratory.

Bellingcat is already here:

The Russian Foreign Ministry described the Dutch claims as “spy mania” towards Russia. As to Hunt’s accusations, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that they are the product of someone with a “rich imagination.”

“It’s some kind of a diabolical perfume cocktail [of allegations],” Zakharova stated.

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  • Sinbad2

    Anglo Dutch, equals Royal Dutch Shell.
    It’s about the gas pipeline through Syria, Russia holds the territory, and the colonial powers want it.
    All wars are about money.

    • Merijn

      We can not trade without war, nor can we maintain war without trade.)

      Jan Pieterszoon Coen

    • AM Hants

      Not forgetting Nord Stream II, plus, the today they have confirmed FBI investigation on Kavanaugh is over. The Senate can now vote.
      Together with Syria now has S-300, with Nato member, Turkey, making sure Idlib behaves.

      • You can call me Al

        The US midterm elections in November need BS to distract the sheep.

        I still believe in the water (and watch the dams), however I fear that Iran will be hit big time soon.

        PS Watch what else I am wrong about. By the numbers, I should get one right soon.

        • TiredOfBsToo

          “By the numbers, I should get one right soon”

          :)

        • AM Hants

          Have you listened to the ‘cyber hacking’ BS, coming out of the sponsors of the White Helmets?

          Wonder if the morons in Nato will try to invoke article 5? Stilletoes V Hypersonics, if so stupid.

          ‘…Article 5 of the 1949 Washington Treaty established the principle of collective defense in the case of an attack against one of the allies, which would then be considered an attack on all signatories. The text, however, did not anticipate a cyber attack at the time.

          NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview released on Monday that the bloc could invoke Article 5 on collective defense in the event of a cyber attack by Russia…’

          With regards your numbers, do not stress out, unless, you are still hosting ‘school exchange’ programmes? Been waiting for WWIII to kick off since 2014. Seems more theatre, then anything else and if not, just wish they would just get it over with. Then if any of the planet is left, we can settle down, minus the ignorance of the masses, plus, 1% garbage.

          • US might want war with Russia but EU don’t…..
            EU don’t have great big oceans between them and Rusky.

          • You can call me Al

            50 % right, the other 50%, at this time, Europe would rather join Russia as they should have a decade ago.

            My view only.

          • AM Hants

            No they have borders, which Poland seems more than happy to gift to the US, for 30 pieces of Soros silver.

          • Sinbad2

            Exactly, has there ever been a European that could not be bought.

          • Sinbad2

            The EU is just pathetic, the European oligarchs would sacrifice every man woman and child in Europe, if there was a Euro in it for Rothschild.

          • You can call me Al

            Sounds mad doesn’t it; but same – same.

            PS Have you seen PP and Vitran around recently ?.

          • AM Hants

            PP, occasionally pops on. Saw his name up about a month ago. Vitran no, so seriously wonder if he is OK. Same with Gerry, who was in bad health, but, refusing to take it lying down.

        • AM Hants

          When you said about the water supplies, it so made sense. Why do the satanists, send their mercenaries straight to the water supplies?

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          they know it and they are ready for them and Iran in this case is not alone.

    • You can call me Al

      The pipeline is all a distraction.

      • Sinbad2

        So American actions in Ukraine Germany Bulgaria Turkey Sudan Libya Afghanistan are all just distractions ?
        Could you please tell me my the real objective of the USA?

        • You can call me Al

          The Rothschild’s Federal banks + Energy + Power. + US DOLLAR (Petrodollar:

          https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da1_35VX4AAc_WN.jpg

          The rest is obvious, they need war to survive.

          • Sinbad2

            No it’s not obvious, you seem to think that wealth exists in a vacuum, that nations don’t need to produce, to grow rich.
            If your theory is correct, every country would be printing trillions and ruling the world.

            Zimbabwe printed trillions, but they haven’t grown rich.

            Wealth and power comes from food minerals and energy all the money in the world is useless, if you have no food, or you have to burn it to keep warm.

            Every empire in history has been a major supplier, in the past it was food production, then goods nowadays because oil increases food and goods production oil is the foundation of empires. America grew rich, because it had the largest oil deposits on the planet. It used that oil to produce food and manufactured goods.

          • You can call me Al

            Sorry Sinbad, it will not happen. You need a valid currency, not just money. The EU has already made a stance on US vs Russian gas, so that finishes that discussion FOR NOW.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      you are an intelligent person so stop looking in such a narrow way what is happening and simplify it. The game is about total domination, of earth and her resources and has nothing to do about money I told you so before in an attempt to make you think. Money have value only in the minds of mass populations not the ones who printing this monopoly money.

      The game is who controls energy – water and food, as well resources, has absolute power over the others. Stop thinking money and you get it right.

      • In 1815, Rothschild made his famous statement: “I care not what puppet
        is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun
        never sets. The man who controls the British money supply controls the
        British Empire, and I control the British money supply.”

        There is no power with money.

      • Sinbad2

        “The game is about total domination, of earth and her resources and has nothing to do about money”

        resource== a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets
        that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function
        effectively.

        When I speak of money, I am not referring to the paper IOU’s, or plastic cards you carry in your wallet. Money is property minerals food etc.

        You don’t measure the wealth of Bill Gates in KLOC’s or the wealth of Gina Rinehart in tons. Dollars Yen etc are just units of measure, like a gram.

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          yes if you think as an individual if you think as the ones who doing it then you may get it right but keep trying to convince me is about money as you convinced your self.

          In the mean time tell me if it is about money where is the profit and I do enjoy the way your mind is solidly focus on paper money and the examples you giving me . Keep doing it. What part I am in international financial trading business you missing?

          Your argument is elementary, keep scratching the surface eventually it will dawn to you. You confuse the tool used against you with the real deal.

    • You can call me Al

      = Unilever

      + Much later came three other big Anglo-Dutch mergers. In 1993, Elsevier, a Dutch publisher, merged with Reed, a one-time paper firm that had spread into publishing. In 1999 British Steel and Hoogovens united as Corus, and Britain’s Reckitt & Colman merged with a Dutch household-products rival, Benckiser.

      Here – have a look – http://jagahost.proboards.com/thread/20195/anglo-dutch-companies

      Have a hood weekend. Cheers.

  • Merijn

    Nice & Quick response South Front….

  • TiredOfBsToo

    Any cyber attacks, assuming even that any were actually done (remember that the UK is deeply involved in this and never requires or possesses any evidence) would’ve been done by the CIA with it’s nifty tools to inject clues intended to incriminate the country targeted by the US government.

    More bs of the highly likely variety!!!

    • AM Hants

      Vault 7 – Wiki Leaks.
      Crowd Strike, using old Ukrainian malware.

      • TiredOfBsToo

        Thanks… often remember the gist but not the name.

      • Neil

        CIA tool ‘Umbrage’ adds metadata in Cyrillic, Farsi or Korean in order to make a CIA hack look like it came from Russia, Iran or DPRK. I think this is what we’re seeing at the moment.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      If the russians decide to hack someone, believe me none can trace it to them, or know it happen. This BS that began with the american elections and all the conspiracies about poisoning people is for the retards who believe what they been told by what they consider legitimate, since they are the voters who put them there as the authority over them.

      Gerald Massey hit the nail on the head, when he said this famous words.

      “They must find it difficult, those who have taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority.”

      • TiredOfBsToo

        “..since they are the voters..”

        Caused me pause for a moment before clicking the like button, but then the majority do seem to have swallowed everything fed to them.

        • Promitheas Apollonious

          I am clad we began to communicate, to me it is a loss when people with their heart on the right place begin to miscommunicate. As for the sheep even back in the middle 80s when I been to the states for few years and watch what was happening with all the behavior modification drugs from psychiatrists given to children and we try to speak to parents and all they was talking to us like mindless idiots, I knew what is going to happen, to those children, growing up and this been going since the 60s, so how many generations have grown and are life time prescription drug addicts?

          Is not their fault. But most have passed the point of no return. It is who we facing today. either they go or we go. My personal opinion.

          • TiredOfBsToo

            Communication is good. As for the best way, in my opinion, to curtail the war machine and essentially drive these psychopaths from power, is for all the countries subsidizing the psychos with unlimited credit for unlimited wars, cease the credit and turn away from the dollar. It is the only way that I can see that anything will change short of a major war.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    this russians they never learn their lesson first they attacked poor england and terrorized it, now they are going after the weed in holland. shame on them.

  • Syria insider
  • You can call me Al

    What a load of bllx. The NL has done a favour to my own UK dumb bastards and now the NL look stupid as well.

    • TiredOfBsToo

      You can’t really expect much less from vassal states, the people when given facts, yes, their governments no.

      • You can call me Al

        Embarrassing isn’t it ?.

        • TiredOfBsToo

          It’s to the point that when an official of the US speaks, I have to mute the sound or click on something else. The bs is so utterly pathetic it hurts the ears just to hear it…. not to mention they say this sh*t with a straight face as if it were real which just adds to the disgust. It’s amazing that they believe anyone actually believes this stuff other than their in sync vassal governments and people who’ve never experienced their 2 brain cells communicating before.

          • You can call me Al

            “It’s amazing that they believe anyone actually believes this stuff other than their in sync vassal governments and people who’ve never experienced their 2 brain cells communicating before.”

            We are talking about the US and “American people” -> never has been, never will be the brightest !!!. They live in a different World; one I would never venture into again.

          • TiredOfBsToo

            Now now…… Plenty of Europeans in the same boat and of course that includes the other members of the five eyes not in the EU. Seems American people have plenty in common with the peoples of the vassal states; otherwise, how do you explain these strong brainless bonds.

          • You can call me Al

            Well, if I had to explain about the politicians, they are under strict rules to play the same silly game for the 1 off Global currency, World domination, 1 World government or whatever there game is today.

            With the people, I agree; many do not care (sometimes I wish I didn’t), some ignorant, some propagandised and some that cannot add 2+2, whilst a fair chunk have been blinkered to follow the latest trend (again through propaganda); but and a big but, there is an exponential number in Europe (maybe in the US) as well, that have awoken. I would have to be biased here and say that the number of the later is far higher in Europe.

            Just my view.

          • TiredOfBsToo

            “..biased..”

            Perhaps, but after watching the Kavenaugh Supreme Court circus in the US where Soros paid activists made false sexual allegations followed by MSM streaming 24/7 and the herd from the Democraps and Mooto movement zombified masses responded in sync, I have to say, you’re probably right.

  • According to Bijleveld, the alleged attack was disrupted on April 13. The Russian “GRU agents” had taken photos…

    But …. wouldn’t it be the FSB doing this and not the GRU, “military intelligence?” Anyone know?

  • Sinbad2

    So the Dutch use wifi at secure establishments, how stupid. Have the people responsible for such grievous dereliction of duty been fired?

  • Gary Sellars

    Bah, these are the same corrupt fuckers that are shielding the Ukro fascists who murdered their own people, and blaming the Ruskies as one small part of the multi-faceted propaganda war.

    The word treason comes to mind, treason against the interest of their own people in service to Pax Amerikkkana.

  • putinbeater

    yup, the russian intelligence services are very activ. russia should be proud, not deny the fact :P

  • wimroffel

    The article misses a few elements:
    – this is a combined publicity campaign by several countries. The US has simultaneously indicted 7 Russians for hacking the OPCW and WADA
    – the OPCW was not actually hacked. These guys were arrested as soon as they switched the equipment on
    – they had travel tickets for Switzerland – what was the basis for the claim some time ago that a hacking attempt of a laboratory there had been squashed
    – When they were arrested a laptop was confiscated. It was claimed to contain information about other GRU operations.