Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (left) and Defence Minister Mario Kunasek give a press conference in Vienna to comment on the case of a retired colonel in the Austrian army suspected of having spied for Russia for several decades. Photo: AFP

Austria accuses retired colonel of spying for Russia for decades

  • Retired colonel is suspected to have begun working with Russian intelligence in the 1990s and carried on until 2018
  • Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl has summoned the Russian charge d’affaires over the matter and cancelled an upcoming trip to Russia
Topic |   Espionage

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (left) and Defence Minister Mario Kunasek give a press conference in Vienna to comment on the case of a retired colonel in the Austrian army suspected of having spied for Russia for several decades. Photo: AFP
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