Austrian FPÖ wants to mediate between US and Russia

Austrian FPÖ wants to mediate between US and Russia

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The Austrian party FPÖ wants to be a bridge between Moscow and Washington. The right-populist party wants to have its contacts in the capitals use to put an end to the western sanctions against Russia.

y leader Heinz-Christian Strache and former presidential candidate Norbert Hofer signed Monday in Moscow a “cooperation agreement” with United Russia, the party of president Vladimir Putin.

Also spoke Strache last month in New York with Michael Flynn, the intended national security adviser to the future president Donald Trump. The party leader wants to lose the sanctions against Russia. He called the sanctions as “harmful and ultimately useless for the economy”.

The FPÖ sees itself as a “neutral and trustworthy mediator and partner”. Hofer promised during his presidential campaign to build a bridge between Trump and the Kremlin. He eventually lost from the left-wing Alexander Van der Call.

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