Lavrov blasts Vienna for ‘megaphone diplomacy’ after they accuse ex-colonel of spying for Russia

Earlier in the day, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced that a former Austrian colonel is suspected of having spied for Russia for around two decades. His statement came as another development in the Western narrative of Russia’s alleged espionage activities, which Moscow denies. An ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commented on Friday on the situation with an ex-colonel accused by Austria of spying in favor of Russia. “You know, I just learned this before the start of our meeting, and frankly speaking, this information unpleasantly surprised me,” Lavrov said at a press conference after talks with his Comorian countepart Mohamed El-Amine Souef.

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