Austria will not join 18 EU states in expelling Russian diplomats

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Vienna will not expel Russian diplomats in connection with the “case of Skripal.” Such a statement was made by the representative of the Austrian government Peter Launsky-Tiffenthal.

“We will not take any measures at the national level, we will not expel diplomats, the reason for this is the following: we intend to keep open channels of dialogue with Russia, Austria is a neutral country and a kind of bridge between East and West,” he explained.

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At the same time, the representative of the Cabinet noted that Austria supports the decision to withdraw the EU ambassador from Moscow for consultations.

Earlier, 18 Western countries announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats as a reaction to the poisoning of former Colonel GRU Sergei Skripal in the British city of Salisbury.

Source Ruposters
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