Official Vienna does not have the political will to become a mediator in resolving the Ukrainian crisis, such an opinion was expressed by the former Vice-Chancellor of Austria, former leader of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) Heinz-Christian Strache.
“No, unfortunately not,” Strache replied to a question whether he sees the political will to mediate efforts to conclude peace in Ukraine from the modern government of Austria, headed by Chancellor Karl Nehammer.
According to the ex-vice-chancellor, he would like “a strong, neutral position and mediation following the example of (the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chancellor of Austria, known for his peacekeeping activities) Bruno Kreisky” from the authorities of the republic.
“However, the government under the leadership of Nehammer has undermined neutrality, so that trust between the main power blocs at the international level has been lost. Therefore, today there are other serious intermediaries in the person of (Turkish President Tayyip) Erdogan. Unfortunately,” he added.