Austria’s Interior Ministry puts Russian national on wanted list on suspicion of espionage

Russia’s Embassy in Vienna refrained from comment

VIENNA, July 25. /TASS/. Austria’s Interior Ministry has put Russian national Igor Zaitsev on the international wanted list on the suspicion of spying for Russia.

"Zaitsev Igor Yegoryevich is suspected of being engaged in secret activities in favor of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate to Austria’s prejudice," the ministry said.

It also posted the Russian’s photo.

Russia’s Embassy in Vienna refrained from comment. "No comment," a spokesperson for the Russian Embassy told TASS on Thursday.

The arrest warrant was issued by Salzburg prosecutor’s office.

Zaitsev, 65, is suspected of disclosing state secrets, secret espionage activities against Austria, and intentional divulgence of military secrets.