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Vienna - Moscow: Maintaining All Communication Channels Is Crucial

Published: March 27, 2018; 23:17 · (Vindobona)

All the evidence suggests that Russia is to blame for the poison attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. To date, 19 EU countries and 7 non-EU countries have expelled more than 150 diplomats. By deciding not to expel Russian diplomats, Austria is opposing most of its partner countries.

Vienna as a traditional bridge-building function is a logical choice. / Picture: © Vindobona

Since the attack at the beginning of the month, 18 of the 28 EU states, including Hungary and the Czech Republic, have expelled a large number of Russian diplomats in addition to Great Britain. Most recently, NATO and Australia joined the international protests of the USA, Canada, Australia, Albania, Macedonia, Norway and Ukraine.

Few countries refuse the measure as clearly as…

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