Austrian Armed Forces Continue to Provide Protection for Embassies in Vienna

PeopleOther ♦ Published: September 17, 2023; 16:50 ♦ (Vindobona)

To support the police and secure embassies and other critical objects in Vienna, the Austrian Armed Forces have extended the duration of their assistance mission until March 31, 2024.

A soldier from the Austrian Army patroling around the French Embassy in Vienna. / Picture: © Bundesheer/HARALD G.M.MINICH

Up to 100 assistant soldiers will continue to be deployed to relieve the executive officers, who will be significantly burdened in the coming months due to various challenges, including the current situation in Ukraine and increased demonstration activity.

For several years, the Armed Forces have already been supporting the police by protecting various properties in Vienna.…