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Austrian Chancellor to meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow | War in Ukraine


Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will try to obtain humanitarian corridors during his meeting on Monday in Moscow with the Russian president, but expects “no miracle”, declared his Minister of Foreign Affairs.

He will be the first European leader to meet Vladimir Putin since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24.

Karl Nehammer, whose country is not a member of theNorth Atlantic Treaty Organizationtweeted on Sunday that he had the intention of doing everything to ensure that measures are taken in favor of peacewhile acknowledging that the chances of doing so were slim.

The trip to Moscow is a risky missionhe admitted, but a dialog window showed up, he added, believing that personal diplomacy is appropriate.

He added that he intended to raise the Kremlin with the war crimes in Boutcha, northwest of kyiv, which has become a symbol of the atrocities of the war in Ukraine.

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Chancellor visits Moscow in consultation with Berlin and Brussels, while having informed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskysaid a spokesperson.

The foreign ministers of the European Union, meeting Monday in Luxembourg, must for their part study a sixth package of sanctions against Moscow.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for his part indicated on Monday that his country had no intention of halting its military offensive until the next round of negotiations with Ukraine, for which no date has been set. has been announced.

He also said he saw no reason to continue talks with kyiv.

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