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The State Duma has commented on cancellation of a visit of the Foreign Minister of Austria to Russia - RIA Novosti, 11/9/2018


MOSCOW, 9 Nov — RIA Novosti. The head of the State Duma International Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky considers that you shouldn't consider cancellation of a visit of the Foreign Minister of Austria Karin Knaysl to Russia as sign of deterioration in the relations of two countries. Earlier the Kronen Zeitung edition has reported that the ex-colonel of armed forces of Austria is detained on suspicion of maintaining for 20 years of intelligence activities in favor of Russia. The Embassy of the Russian Federation has refused to comment on the media report. Also it became known that because of an incident the Foreign Minister of Austria Karin Knaysl has cancelled the visit to the Russian Federation. "You shouldn't consider cancellation of a visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Karin Knaysl to Russia as sign of deterioration in the relations between our countries. In any case — so far. We are familiar for a long time with madam Knaysl, she is a professional of the highest qualification. Unprecedented pressure, especially is put upon her after since July 1 Austria presides in the European Union" — Slutsky in the account in Twitter has written. He has expressed opinion that it is worth speaking "not about cancellation, and about transfer of a visit". "Karin Knaysl — one of the few European politicians who fully realizes need of dialogue with Russia. I will remind, at the beginning of December the speaker of National council of parliament of Austria Wolfgang Sobotka has to visit Moscow. It is unlikely cancellation of a visit of madam Knaysl will influence his decision to arrive to Russia" — the head of State Duma Committee has added. The Austrians had had suspicions that a certain ex-colonel worked for the Russian intelligence. The honeymoon between the countries of pic.twitter.com/5leFkwn2w5 was short

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