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dutch foreign minister resigns after lying about putin meeting

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dutch foreign minister resigns after lying about putin meeting

halbe zijlstra leaves parliament after announcing his resignation. photo: phil nijhuis/hhdutch foreign minister halbe zijlstra has resigned after admitting he lied about being in russian president vladimir’s dacha in 2006 when he worked for shell and hearing putin talk about his plans for a greater russia.zijlstra had been under fire since admitting on monday that he lied about overhearing putin define ‘greater russia’ as ‘russia, belarus, ukraine and the baltic states,’ then adding that ‘kazakhstan was nice to have’.he had been due to debate the incident with mps on tuesday afternoon but resigned ahead of the scheduled debate.in a short statement, zijlstra said the lie was ‘by far the biggest mistake i have made in my politi...