The Austrian foreign Minister Karin Kneissl canceled a trip to Russia over the detention of a retired Austrian soldier on suspicion of working for Russian intelligence. Representatives of the Russian Embassy in Austria, was summoned to the foreign Ministry on 9 November, writes “Medusa” referring to the message of the Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz.
It is noted that Karin Kneissl was going to come to Moscow in early December. However, on 9 November it became known about the arrest of a retired Colonel of the Austrian army. He is suspected in the transfer of Russian intelligence secret data for 20 years.
Previously Switzerland complained about the dominance of Russian spies in the country.