11/9/2018, 1:56 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Austria: Spy suspect may face up to 10 years in prison

Austrian Prosecutor's Office stated on Friday that a 70-year-old former military officer was arrested on Thursday may face up to 10 years of imprisonment. Salzburg prosecutors have only launched a detailed probe into the alleged spy's dealings over the past 20 years and the final sentence won't be determined until the investigation is concluded.

The suspect was arrested over his alleged transfer of classified information about the migration crisis, the Austrian military aircraft and artillery systems to Russian military intelligence services since the late 1990s.

Meanwhile, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl canceled her visit to Russia after the retired colonel was arrested while Russia's Foreign Ministry summoned the Austrian ambassador to Moscow Johannes Eigner in relation to the incident.

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