November 13, 2018  |  Updated November 26, 2018

Russian Foreign Ministry Says Austrian Officer Was Baselessly Accused of Spying for Moscow, But He Confessed

By Polygraph
AUSTRIA -- Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (L) and Austrian Defense Minister Mario Kunasek deliver a press statement at the Austrian Chancellory in Vienna, November 9, 2018

On November 10, the Russian Foreign Ministry posted a news item about a telephone conversation between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl.

According to the post, the two ministers discussed the situation surrounding an Austrian military officer recently accused of spying for Russia starting as early as 1992. The statement said Lavrov considered this a case of putting forward “unsubstantiated accusations” that go against the “norms of international dialogue.”

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