MOSCOW, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Moscow expects the Netherlands to explain the situation around an incident with a Russian diplomat in the Hague, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
The Dutch ambassador to Moscow was summoned to the Foreign Ministry and given a protest note, the ministry's website said.
Dmitry Borodin, Russian minister-councilor in Netherlands, was detained by unidentified men over the weekend for alleged child abuse. He was released Tuesday morning with no charges filed against.
Russia stressed that the Dutch side has violated the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations which forbids intrusion into diplomats' residencies. The ministry demanded an urgent investigation of the incident.
Moscow also demanded that Dutch authorities punish those responsible for the incident, compensate material and moral damage to Russia and Borodin's family.
Russia gave the Hague time until 18:00 Moscow time (1400 GMT) to submit comprehensive explanations.
A senior Russian lawmaker supposed Tuesday that the diplomatic incident and detention of the Dutch-registered Arctic Sunrise ship in Russia's territorial waters could be interconnected.
"The question is, if there is a link between position of Holland on the arrest of Greenpeace activists and its ship sailing under Dutch flag," the Interfax news agency quoted head of International Committee in the Russian Parliament, or State Duma, Alexei Pushkov, as saying.
Last Friday, the Netherlands launched legal proceedings against Russia over the detention of Greenpeace activists on the ship. Dutch Foreign Ministry demanded from Moscow to immediately release the vessel and its crew.
On Tuesday, court of Russia' s Murmansk region started to hear the appeals to release the crew members of the Arctic Sunrise. They were remanded in pre-trial detention until Nov.24 according to a Murmansk district court' s ruling.
The court ruled that the ship's doctor Ekaterina Zaspa, a Russian citizen, would remain in custody.
Besides, the court turned down the lawyers' request to release under house arrest a photo-reporter of a Russian online newspaper, Denis Sinyakov, who was onboard the Arctic Sunrise.
On Monday, Greenpeace-Russia said it would file complaints to the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) if the regional court turns down appeals to release the environmentalists.
Russia's Investigative Committee has charged 30 environmentalists with piracy, alleging they tried to board an oil platform in Russia's exclusive economic zone in mid-September.
The activists planned to stage a protest against oil extraction on the Prirazlomnaya platform in the northern Pechora Sea.