Contents tagged with Sebastian Kurz

  • Austrian Chancellor: Espionage scandal will not affect relations between Austria and Russia

    Liga.net reports that the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz stated at a press conference that Austria intends to preserve good relations with Russia, despite the recent espionage scandal.

    “We have a good relationship with Russia, and this will not change in the future,” stated Kurz.

    At the same time, the chancellor stressed that Austria will always “prevent and criticize” espionage attempts.

    Earlier in Austria, a former officer who from the 1990’s had been giving information to Russia …

  • Putin says he does not object to peacekeepers in Donbas

    At a press conference following talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz ,Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is not opposed to peacekeepers being placed throughout Ukraine.  

    However, Putin said that this would need to be coordinated with the unrecognized Donbas republics.

    “We are not against it, at least. But it needs to be arranged with these unrecognized republics. Go there and make an agreement with them. No, nobody wants to do this,” Putin said.

    He also remarked that …

  • The Chancellor of Austria voiced his support for Nord Stream-2

    After talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said his country supports the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.  

    After the talks, Putin said that Nord Stream-2 is not an alternative to the transit of gas through Ukraine to Europe.

    Nord Stream-2 is a project to build a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. It is assumed that the route along the seabed, as well as the …

  • Austrian Chancellor speaks in support of ‘gradually lifting sanctions from Russia’

    The gradual lifting of sanctions against Russia should they make progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements is appropriate, as stated by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

    "The EU should insist on progress in the Ukrainian conflict and in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. If there is progress, it is appropriate to lift the sanctions step by step, to create incentives for further progress, about which German President ( …