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'Austria demanding transparent information from Russia on alleged espionage'

IANS  |  Vienna 

is demanding transparent information from the Russian side for the moment on alleged espionage, Austrian said on Friday.

"If the suspicion is confirmed, such cases, whether in the or in Austria, don't improve the relationship between and the European Union," noted, reports

Austrian law enforcement agencies are investigating a retired who allegedly worked for the since the 1990s until this year, said earlier in the day.

Kurz added he would discuss the issue with his European partners.

The on Friday told Austrian to that Vienna's accusation that a retired Austrian spied for is based on suspicion without any evidence.

The ministry said in a statement that it summoned Aigner and expressed a protest.

Vienna's moves have complicated the Russian-Austrian relations, which until recently had a positive dynamic, the said.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 02:30 IST
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