Austria deported Russian diplomats – “There will be retaliation,” Moscow says

The unwanted persons 2 diplomats of her embassy, accusing them of actions incompatible with their diplomatic status. He ordered them to leave Austria within a week, the Austrian Foreign Ministry said today in a statement. These deportations raise to 11 the number of Russian diplomats that Austria has deported since the summer of 2020, a representative of the Austrian State Secretary said. As in previous cases of deportations, no details of the specific actions or circumstances were given. Reacting Moscow stressed that it would proceed with retaliation for the Austrian decision, the Russian State Secretary said. According to the Russian state news agency RIA, Moscow described Vienna’s decision as “unfounded”.