Another Austrian Chancellor's Trip to Putin is no Taboo for Foreign Minister Schallenberg

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: February 22, 2023; 20:05 ♦ (Vindobona)

After Austria's Chancellor Karl Nehammer made a trip to Vladimir Putin shortly after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a renewed trip to the Russian ruler after a year of the war is again under discussion. Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg does not rule out another trip to Moscow by Chancellor Karl Nehammer.

Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg does not exclude Chancellor Karl Nehammer's visit to Moscow in the future. / Picture: © Parlamentsdirektion / Johannes Zinner

In a televised conversation with Puls 24, according to an advance report from the TV station, Schallenberg responded to the question of whether Nehammer should seek another trip to see Russia's President Vladimir Putin by saying, "If the time is right, absolutely."

Further, according to Puls 24, Schallenberg maintained, "Russia is not going to go away, and a cancel culture makes…