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The Foreign Minister of Austria has cancelled a trip to Russia because of the spy scandal - RIA Novosti, 11/9/2018


Minister of the European, integration and foreign affairs of Austria Karin Knaysl. Archival photo
VIENNA, 9 Nov — RIA Novosti. The Foreign Minister of Austria Karin Knaysl has cancelled a trip to Russia because of the spy scandal, the chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz.© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina Prokofieva has said to Pass into an image bank In Austria have detained the suspect of espionage in favor of Rossiivizit has been planned for December 2-3. Today the Kronen Zeitung edition has reported that in Austria have detained the ex-colonel of armed forces of the country on suspicion of espionage in favor of Russia for twenty years. 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. "Now the justice has to establish whether suspicion is confirmed. We will discuss further actions with our European partners" — Kurz has added. Knaysl has summoned to department of the Russian representative.

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