The interior Ministry of Austria hoped that cooperation with Russia will not suffer because of the spy scandal

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in photobacteria of the Austrian Parliament in Vienna. Archival photoThe interior Ministry of Austria hoped that cooperation with Russia will not suffer because of the spy scandal© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The interior Ministry of Austria hoped that cooperation with Russia will not suffer due to cases of alleged espionage in favor of Russia, told RIA Novosti Secretary General of the Ministry of Peter, Goldgraber.

On Friday, the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that a retired Colonel of the armed forces of Austria is suspected of maintaining in the 1990s for the current year of intelligence activities in favor of Russia. We also learned that because of the incident, the Austrian foreign Minister Karin Kneissl canceled his visit to Russia. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov later said he was unpleasantly surprised by information about the situation with the ex-Colonel. Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen said Monday that more information on the case may take a few weeks.

«I hope and expect that they will work quickly and will do everything in order to numerous areas of our cooperation has not suffered and we had the basis for good cooperation in the future,» said Goldhaber.

According to him, the need to work together to ensure that you quickly clarify. «The sooner we can figure this out, the better to continue our cooperation», — said the Agency interlocutor.

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