Selin ATAY-TDO-Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok made a written statement on the government's "Russia strategy." Russia has engaged in espionage, unwelcome intervention and cyber operations in Western countries, making dialogue and cooperation with the country's government difficult, the statement said.
He emphasized that Russia uses digital tools for manipulation, sabotage, disinformation and espionage, "Russia has broad tools for its own interests, including espionage, unwelcome foreign intervention, military intimidation, cyber attacks and the deployment of economic resources. the phrase " Blok said.
Russia's assertive foreign and security policy (nuclear) threat and cyber intelligence forces increased with the modernization and strengthening security in Europe than it was less predictable, less stable and less secure was to cause them to become, Blok said.
He underlined that Russia is deliberately spreading disinformation on some issues. He said ,therefore, the government would continue its commitment to exert pressure on Russia.
On the other hand, they acknowledged that Russia continues to be an important neighbor and global player for the West, with influence in all areas such as security, stability, economy and energy. "The Netherlands is open to dialogue and selective cooperation with Russia within the scope of the European Union and will continue to seek it." Blok said.