Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer held what he stated were “straight, difficult and also open” talks with Russian Head of state Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday.
The conference, which according to Reuters lasted around 75 mins, was Putin’s very first in person talks with an EU leader because he purchased the intrusion of Ukraine.
” This is not a pleasant browse through,” Nehammer stated, according to a declaration from his workplace soon after the conference at Putin’s palace simply outside Moscow, including that he had actually raised the problem of battle criminal activities by Russian pressures.
Later On, in an interview, the Austrian chancellor stated he “did not have a positive overview” concerning the scenario in Ukraine, regional media reported.
Nehammer, that was vowed in as chancellor 4 months earlier, met Ukrainian Head of state Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Saturday.
Austria is just one of 6 EU nations that are not participants of NATO and also is formally non-aligned militarily– a reality Nehammer highlighted in a tweet verifying the browse through.