Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer is expected to visit Moscow on Monday, both Russian and Austrian officials said Sunday.
The upcoming visit was first reported by Austrian Kronen Zeitung newspaper, which cited chancellery sources saying that the country’s leader was seeking to become a “bridge builder” and broker peace between Moscow and Kiev.
The visit has been coordinated with the EU leadership as well as Nehammer’s German counterpart Olaf Scholz.
Nehammer’s office confirmed the upcoming visit to TASS, while the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Austria’s leader will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Yes. We confirm [the talks],” Peskov told RIA Novosti.
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