Austrian Defense Minister Guenther Platter says the country has no plans to join NATO.
"I rule out membership in NATO," Guenther Platter was quoted by the AP as saying. Platter said Austria instead was "proceeding on the path of a joint European security and defense policy."
Platter represents the ruling People's Party, which in the past has been in favor of a possible NATO membership for Austria. To join the alliance, the country would have to abandon its neutrality, which is part of the constitution.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said