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Friday, February 23, 2018

Ex-Director of Shell admitted that the rumor about the Imperial ambitions of Putin

Former CEO of Shell Jeroen van der Veer admitted that he was the source of the story about a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2006. This story was subsequently picked up by the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Halbe Zijlstra.

photo: Rijksoverheid.nl

Earlier in an interview with Volkskrant Zijlstra acknowledged that was not present at the meeting with Putin at his dacha in 2006. With 2014, the Minister regularly said that then allegedly personally heard Putin announced Imperial ambitions.

The head of state allegedly called Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Baltic States, parts of the “great Russia”. Subsequently, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Netherlands admitted that he invented the fact of their presence at the meeting to protect the person who was really there.

Van der Veer, in turn, said that Putin was told the following: “Historically great Russia more than Russia today”.

The businessman added that there is nothing strange in the fact that Zijlstra took these words as an attempt of the Kremlin to influence on the “breakaway” part of the “great Russia”.

The scandal was compelled to comment on the Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark Rutte. He said that the Minister acted unreasonably, however, still remain at his post.

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