Austria has declared that it is expelling four Russian diplomats for “acting in a manner inconsistent with their diplomatic position.”
The country’s international ministry did not elaborate on the causes behind the determination but the language made use of is reminiscent of previous conditions of suspected espionage.
“Two diplomats at the Russian embassy have acted in a way inconsistent with their diplomatic status,” the ministry reported in an official statement.
“They ended up consequently declared unwelcome people (personae non gratae) in accordance with Posting 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.”
In April 2022, Austria expelled 4 Russian diplomats as element of a coordinated EU response soon after the discovery of alleged killings by Russian troops of Ukrainian civilians in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha.
On Feb. 1 Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen traveled to Ukraine, where by he visited Bucha and had a conference with President Zelensky.
He handed more than turbines and declared the allocation of €5 million for the rebuilding of weakened electrical power infrastructure.
In flip, Zelensky identified as on Austrian firms to abandon cooperation with Russia as an aggressor place and as an alternative start out doing work with Ukraine.