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Moscow protested to the Austrian Ambassador after allegations of involvement of former Colonel to intelligence activities in favor of Russia. This is stated in the message of the foreign Ministry.
“He said that it is puzzling why our Austrian partners chose not to discuss their suspicions through well-established channels of dialogue, and resorted to become, unfortunately for many Western countries, the usual method is a sensational stuffing information in the media and the public demand explanations from us,” said the Minister.
The Ministry noted that the actions of Vienna led to the complication of relations between the two countries, which were distinguished by positive dynamics. “The Ambassador promised to inform immediately about the move their capital”, – concluded the Minister.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov also said that Austria had to directly address their concerns and suspicions in connection with the spy scandal. “Today we invite the Ambassador of the Austrian Republic to the Ministry of foreign Affairs and will attract his attention, and what methods you need to act if they have any questions to the Russian Federation”, — he said.
9 November in Austria on suspicion of working for Russia detained the Colonel of the Austrian armed forces. The Austrian President Sebastian Kurz urged the Russian side to answer, and the Minister of foreign Affairs has canceled a planned December visit to Russia.
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