The President of Austria did not see the reason for drama in spy scandal


Van der Bellotto: Alexei vitvitskiy / RIA Novosti

The President of Austria van der Bellen commented on the situation with the spy scandal. About his position, he said in an interview with radio station Ö1.

“We must wait for the completion of the investigation. It is important to understand what information he had access to the officer and isn’t it all fiction. At this stage I see no reason to dramatize the incident, action will be taken in the circumstances”, he said.

November 9, the suspect, whose name was not disclosed, was arrested by the Austrian authorities on charges of revealing state secrets in Russia’s favor. The head of Austria Kurz urged the Russian side to answer, and the Minister of foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl canceled a scheduled on 2 and 3 December visit to Russia.

Earlier on 10 November, the suspect has given grateful evidences. It turned out that he worked in the structural planning of the Ministry of defence of Austria and could know about the contents of important negotiations in the Department. At the same time, it is reported that access to classified information, he had not.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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