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In Austria was detained the suspect of espionage in favor of Russia - RIA Novosti, 11/9/2018


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VIENNA, 9 Nov — RIA Novosti. In Austria the ex-colonel of armed forces of the country was detained, he is suspected of espionage in favor of Russia, the chancellor Sebastian Kurz.© RIA Novosti / Igor Zarembo Pereyti in an image bank of the inhabitant Righi Suspected of espionage in favor of Russia has said left under арестомПо to his words, cooperation of the military with the Russian intelligence continued till 2018. "Department of military counterintelligence by means of the international cooperation has opened an espionage case. The retired officer of the Austrian army from 1990th years was engaged in espionage and transferred data of Russia. In his relation case is opened" — the representative of the Ministry of Defence Michael Bauer has reported on Twitter. The head of the Austrian Foreign Ministry Karin Knaysl has summoned to department of the Russian representative and also has cancelled a trip to Moscow. "Now this suspicion, it is necessary to investigate and establish it, it will be confirmed or not. But because of information situation which we have and also taking into account recent events, for example, in the Netherlands we can recognize at the moment that suspicion will be confirmed" — I have marked out Kurz.© of the RIA Novosti / Maxims of Pancakes of Pereyti in an image bank the Foreign Minister of Austria has cancelled a trip to Russia because of an espionage skandalapo to data of Kronen Zeitung, the colonel had to collect data on the Austrian Air Force, artillery systems, migration crisis and also detailed information on a number of the high-ranking soldiers. Each two weeks he contacted to the Russian side with the person by the name of Yury, notes the edition. It is emphasized that the military from Salzburg has received for work to Moscow 300 thousand euros. In the Russian Embassy and in Foreign Intelligence Service have refused to comment on this information. It became known later that the Austrian ambassador Johannes Aygner will be summoned to the MFA.

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