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The Foreign Minister of Austria has cancelled a visit to Russia because of the spy scandal


Karin Knaysl
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria Karin Kneissl has cancelled the visit to Russia planned for December 2 and 3 because of suspicions of espionage. The Kronen Zeitung newspaper has told about it. Kneissl has also summoned the Russian ambassador. The Russian-Austrian forum in Sochi which announced during the June visit to Vienna the president Vladimir Putin had to be discussed at the planned meeting. The chancellor Sebastian Kurz has demanded from Russia of explanations in connection with the spy scandal. "Any espionage is unacceptable, including the Russian espionage in Europe" — the head of the Austrian state has said. He has also added that the bases are only for suspicions so far, but not for charges, however investigation is already developed. The Minister of Defence of the country Mario Cunasec also has reacted to news about exposure in Austria of the Russian agent. "This case confirms that even after Cold War the neutral states become the espionage purposes" — he has told. At a joint press conference with Kurz Cunasec has reported that the Austrian intelligence agencies have begun work right after have obtained information on the alleged spy from a friendly foreign intelligence service. The laptop and other technical means is confiscated from the suspect. Before November 9 it was reported about detention in Austria of the retired colonel of the Austrian armed forces on suspicion that he spied more than 20 years in favor of Russia, transferring her the classified information. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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