Ukrainian Embassy in Vienna Protests Against FPÖ Election Poster

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: May 8, 2024; 19:05 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Embassy of Ukraine in Vienna has lodged a formal complaint with the Austrian Foreign Ministry after an election poster by the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) caused outrage.

The Ukrainian embassy in Vienna has complained to the Austrian Foreign Ministry about an FPÖ election campaign poster. / Picture: ©

The poster shows a drawing in which EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy are greeted warmly, which is perceived as manipulative and offensive. The FPÖ repeatedly attracts attention because of its closeness to Russia and Putin's party, although they tried to distance themselves,