Austria expels four Russian diplomats

February 03, 2023

VIENNA: Austria is expelling four Russian diplomats, including two accredited with the United Nations in Vienna, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.

The diplomats are alleged to have acted “in a manner incompatible with their diplomatic status,” the ministry said, adding they had until February 8 to leave the country. Diplomatic expulsions are rare in neutral Austria, which enjoyed close relations with Russia before Moscow invaded Ukraine.