Date: 8 months ago   Category: Politics

The Austrian colonel is suspected of espionage in favor of the Russian Federation

The Foreign Minister of Austria has cancelled a visit to Russia because of the spy scandal, RIA Novosti writes. The chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz has reported that the former colonel of the Austrian armed forces is suspected of long-term cooperation with the Russian intelligence. Kurz has told that the colonel who now in resignation, presumably, has begun to work for the Russian intelligence agencies in the 1990s. The Russian side hasn't commented on the statement of Austria yet. Against the background of investigation the Foreign Minister of Austria Karin Knaysl has called the representative of the Russian Federation and has cancelled a trip to Russia. Photo: Google.images to Share: Austria visit of the MFA colonel investigation Russia espionage