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Austrian Government Says Colonel May Have Been Russian Spy For Decades

Posted On: Nov 9, 2018   |   Posted By: Fortune

Diplomatic relations between Russia and the European Union seem set to take another downward turn after the Austrian government revealed the existence of a Russian spy in the senior ranks of the Austrian military.
According to the Austrians, a recently-retired colonel was spying for the Russians for decades, starting in the 1990s. The intelligence service of an unidentified ally apparently provided the tip-off.
“If the suspicion is confirmed, such cases... do not improve relations between Russia and the European Union,” said Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, according to Reuters .
The revelation is particularly damaging for Russia as Austria, with its conservative government, was relatively friendly toward the EU's eastern neighbor. The country was one of the few EU member states that did not kick out Russian diplomats following the Novickok poisoning in the U.K. of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
The Austrians say they want the Russian to provide “transparent information.” As for the...

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