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Austrian Chancellor: If Russia is always opposed in everything, then there will be no peace in Europe

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz again received a portion of criticism from irreconcilable Russophobes. Notable for his pragmatic policy and constructive rhetoric against Russia, Kurz noted an increase in escalation and the number of accusations against Russia "for almost any reason."


According to the Austrian Chancellor, around whom his political opponents are trying to unleash a corruption scandal, one cannot rely solely on sanctions. Sebastian Kurz notes that there is no point in imposing some sanctions after others without setting specific tasks for establishing a dialogue in Moscow.

Kurz, in an interview with Swiss journalists, says that the imposed sanctions against the Russian Federation are already enough.

Austrian Chancellor:

At the same time, I am convinced of the need to stake on a constructive dialogue.

Kurz emphasized that peace in Europe is only possible together with Russia.

Sebastian Kurtz:

If Russia is always opposed in everything, then there will be no peace in Europe.

At the same time, the head of the Austrian Cabinet made it clear that there are forces whose interests do not include full-fledged peace and full-fledged cooperation on the European continent, including Russia.

Kurz:

If sanctions are an end in themselves, then I am against it. We do not want to follow the path of constant exacerbation of the situation.

Answering a question from Swiss reporters about whether Vienna is monitoring the situation near the borders of Ukraine, “where the movements of Russian troops are taking place,” the Austrian Chancellor noted that he hopes for de-escalation.

After these statements, Kurz's opponents began to accuse him of "expressing loyalty to the Kremlin regime." And so with regard to any politicians who today in Europe are in favor of pragmatic relations and dialogue with Moscow. Shouting about "Russian aggression" and "following the geography of Petrov and Boshirov's trips" are held in high esteem ...
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  1. Blacksmith 55
    Blacksmith 55 April 29 2021 09: 42
    +21
    A voice crying in the wilderness.
    You rarely hear sober thoughts from modern Western politicians.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 April 29 2021 09: 53
      +16
      Quote: smith 55
      You rarely hear sober thoughts from modern Western politicians.

      It seems that there are many of them. But they are either not in power, or such statements are fraught with serious consequences ...
      1. NIKN
        NIKN April 29 2021 11: 39
        +3
        Quote: Doccor18
        It seems that there are many of them. But they are either not in power, or such statements are fraught with serious consequences ...

        That "if Russia is always opposed in everything, then there will be no peace in Europe" Everyone understands, even in the United States, precisely because they understand and try to prevent this. And on the ground they are faced with a choice to think about themselves or about Europe, and as we can see, the fate of Europe is less valuable for many than their own. This, by the way, is also manifested in our country to a considerable extent among the oligarchy.
        1. Doccor18
          Doccor18 April 29 2021 11: 49
          +2
          Quote: NIKNN
          And on the ground, they face a choice to think about themselves or about Europe, and as we can see, the fate of Europe is less valuable for many than their own ...

          Europe has never been united. But there was no such "confusion and vacillation" as now, even during the world wars. There is NATO and the EU, which, it seems, are unifying institutions, in theory ... and at conferences, but in fact - every man for himself. And this chaotic European fragmentation in opportunities and desires only plays into the hands of overseas puppeteers, as well as driving a wedge between Europeans, Russians and Chinese ...
          1. NIKN
            NIKN April 29 2021 12: 12
            +1
            Quote: Doccor18
            And this chaotic European fragmentation in opportunities and desires is only into the hands of overseas puppeteers, as well as driving a wedge between Europeans, Russians and Chinese ...
            I'm talking about the same thing, and the means of influence were chosen win-win, to make you make a choice personally or the state ... so that everyone understands that, but the choice is obvious for them and the hero of this note commands respect, but his appeal, for them, sounds like giving up your benefits and privileges ... so like that.
      2. keeper03
        keeper03 April 29 2021 12: 05
        +2
        Americans act on the principle - whoever is not with us is against us! belay
        And no democracy there and does not smell !!! No. am
      3. NF68
        NF68 April 29 2021 18: 26
        +3
        Quote: Doccor18
        Quote: smith 55
        You rarely hear sober thoughts from modern Western politicians.

        It seems that there are many of them. But they are either not in power, or such statements are fraught with serious consequences ...


        More second.
    2. skif8013
      skif8013 April 29 2021 09: 53
      +7
      Quote: smith 55
      A voice crying in the wilderness.
      You rarely hear sober thoughts from modern Western politicians.

      Oh, and he will get a good portion of luli. And from their own, oddly enough.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 29 2021 10: 24
        +8
        Quote: skif8013
        Oh, and he will get a good portion of luli. And from their own, oddly enough.

        In a pack of jackals, if everyone began to howl, and someone does not support the pack, they will be bitten by their own.
        1. skif8013
          skif8013 April 29 2021 10: 28
          +5
          Tobaki in one word)
        2. Ivann1
          Ivann1 April 29 2021 11: 46
          +1
          Like Vysotsky's "Wolf Hunt"
    3. yehat2
      yehat2 April 29 2021 10: 20
      +7
      Austria is one of the few countries in Europe where the government listens to people.
      Socialist ideas are quite strong there, and a relatively comfortable environment for citizens has been built.
      Something similar exists in Finland.
      It used to be in Norway and Sweden, but times have changed - now there are no social states.
      1. marchcat
        marchcat April 29 2021 10: 35
        +1
        [quote] [Austria is one of the few countries in Europe where the government listens to people. / quote] But Kurz will still be "devoured".
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    5. fa2998
      fa2998 April 29 2021 17: 35
      0
      And this is not logical? Austria sincerely thanks the Russians for the liberation from the Nazis, and the freedom of choice, and the withdrawal of their troops. They do not demolish monuments there. Together with the liberation, we put "our" rulers, our system and troops for decades. hi
  2. the finish
    the finish April 29 2021 09: 43
    +6
    test lamps in the background ...
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana April 29 2021 12: 38
      +2
      Quote: finish
      test lamps in the background ...

      I also noticed these lamps in the background, which look more like disinfecting quartz lamps, and there is also a table on wheels, like in a hospital, with bottles that look like medicines, and I thought: "Is Kurt really sitting in the infirmary ?! "
      I took a closer look.

      Rather, These dual-use luminaires are primarily electric space heaters (in addition to the general economical heating of the building), which also illuminate the study like floor lamps.
      And on the table there are just clean glasses and unopened bottles of drinking water.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 29 2021 09: 43
    +7
    If Russia is always opposed in everything, then there will be no peace in Europe
    Probably the only quite adequate politician in the EU. Therefore, collectively, they are looking for ways to dismiss. Taking into account the situation, I have to swim in the mainstream of European "solidarity".
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. April 29 2021 09: 51
      +3
      Zeman is still in the Czech Republic, but he, too, is being pressed by Russophobes.
      1. Lycan
        Lycan April 29 2021 10: 39
        +1
        As for Zeman ... not an expert on "palace cuisine", but such a big contrast (relations with the Russian Federation) between the Czech president and the government - at times looks like some cunning stratagem of "unpredictable fortune": "The face" of the country is benevolent, but "the organs "- treacherously sharpened for hostility.
        1. Dwarfking
          Dwarfking April 29 2021 11: 23
          +1
          And here you don't need to know the "palace kitchen". The Czech Republic is a parliamentary republic in which the office of the president performs rather a representative function and means much less than the office of the chairman of the government. Actually, like in Germany (everyone knows Merkel, but who is the president there - try again, remember)
          1. Lycan
            Lycan April 30 2021 08: 18
            0
            Quote: DwarfKing
            The Czech Republic is a parliamentary republic in which the office of the president performs rather a representative function

            As in Moldova, where Dodon seems to be adequate, and the parliament is hostile to the Russian Federation. Any parl. the republic can create such unpredictability, and Russia has to "stumble" over such relations, eventually not arriving at a concrete and useful result.
  4. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 29 2021 09: 43
    +2
    And the one who is bullying all this does not need peace in Europe. Ideally, they would generally like sluggish wars throughout Eurasia. Only times are different now. They can grab them themselves. You can't hide behind the Atlantic.
  5. Doccor18
    Doccor18 April 29 2021 09: 51
    +6
    Kurz noted the growing escalation and the number of accusations against the Russian address "for almost any reason."

    Peaceful existence is unthinkable under capitalism. Capital must fight, always. Wars are its driver of development If there will be no military actions, there will be no capitalism either ...
    The goal of socialism is the all-round improvement of human qualities and the living conditions of all, the goal of capitalism is the constant enrichment of a narrow circle of people, at the expense of the ruthless exploitation of everyone else. And where else can you earn so much and so quickly, if not in the war?
    And the creation of the image of the "wild enemy" among the exploited people has not been canceled; it distracts from daily difficulties, from the feeling that you are being used arrogantly and cynically all your life ...
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 April 29 2021 09: 54
    +1
    Austrian Chancellor: If Russia is always opposed in everything, then there will be no peace in Europe
    ... The owner said to jump and croak, so they will do ... and if some frog is tired of it, does not want to do this, then .... the options are different, they can give the heron for food.
    1. Guru
      Guru April 29 2021 10: 17
      +3
      Austria has always had its own opinion, independent of overseas strategists. For example, Austria, even while in the capitalist camp, was connected to the CMEA energy supply system. Ever since the time of Comrade Stalin, Austria was a buffer state between two camps, not entirely neutral (like Switzerland), but quite loyal.
  7. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 April 29 2021 10: 13
    +1
    All of them in the EU understand everything, but not officially, and few politicians can express an official position, otherwise they will immediately get it from the Russophobes, and they will not pat the US on the head.
    1. Vladimir61
      Vladimir61 April 29 2021 11: 25
      +3
      Quote: Alexey-74
      All of them in the EU understand everything, but only
      speak, about this, only after the resignation!
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 29 2021 10: 18
    +7
    Austrians remember who gave them back statehood in 1945. Not everyone in Europe suffers from schizophrenia in relation to Russia.
    1. Lycan
      Lycan April 29 2021 10: 41
      +3
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Not everyone in Europe suffers from schizophrenia in relation to Russia

      It's just that not everyone has yet been replaced by temporary workers and agents of influence. Moscow, as you know, was not built right away.
  9. Aleksandr97
    Aleksandr97 April 29 2021 10: 20
    +3
    We observe the legacy of the greatness of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in independent! politics or at least bold, against the background of the rest of the tobacco, the statements of the leaders of Austria and Hungary.
    1. den3080
      den3080 April 29 2021 10: 30
      +3
      Austria and not a NATO member.
    2. Egoza
      Egoza April 29 2021 10: 53
      +1
      Quote: Aleksandr97
      even bold, against the background of the rest of the tobacco, the statements of the top officials of Austria and Hungary.

      + Zeman in the Czech Republic. "Well, that's it! Just all the agents of the Kremlin! Ever since the days of Comrade IV Stalin!" (I do not use emoticons)
      1. Guru
        Guru April 29 2021 11: 22
        +1
        Fidget (Elena)
        (I do not use emoticons)
        Well, put it at least like this :) or;) And you can do it like this _ ,,,, ^ ._. ^ ,,,, _
  10. Ru_Na
    Ru_Na April 29 2021 10: 27
    +3
    Today in the West, Russophobes are held in high esteem! Smart, pragmatic politicians striving to maintain and expand relations with our country are immediately declared agents of the Kremlin.
  11. iouris
    iouris April 29 2021 10: 28
    0
    RF does not threaten peace in Europe. Do whatever comes into your head.
  12. Waltasar
    Waltasar April 29 2021 11: 38
    +3
    And it's really not clear what they want from the ace.
    Not to build a pipe that we are building under an agreement with Germany? Why then ask was.
    Do not conduct exercises on your territory? Rave.
    Stop fighting with Ukraine? If it exists, then we have not yet come to the war.
    Return Crimea? It is officially ours, even under international law and there are precedents.
    To release one criminal? It is impossible, he does not monitor his health at large.
    To do what?
  13. Ivann1
    Ivann1 April 29 2021 11: 43
    +1
    Clever boy. But now the real persecution and hunt for him by both the media and the opposition. They have already gobbled him up and dismissed him from the post of chancellor because of a scandal with a coalition partner (FPÖ) (there was a throw-in of a vidos, how he negotiates the financing of his party with some Slavic student, then it turned out that it was a setup). The partner resigned from the post of vice-chancellor, but Kurz also got it, although he had nothing to do with it, and the vidos was generally before the elections, and he represented a completely different party. But Kurtz was passed a vote of no confidence and was stupidly removed. Then there was another early election, and Kurz won again.
  14. Antagonist
    Antagonist April 29 2021 15: 19
    +8
    At the same time, the head of the Austrian Cabinet made it clear that there are forces whose interests do not include full-fledged peace and full-fledged cooperation on the European continent, including Russia.

    Maybe it's time to name specific persons whose interests do not include cooperation between Russia and Europe? Why are all European politicians so afraid to call the United States the main stakeholder in the crisis in Europe and Russia?
    1. not main
      not main April 29 2021 23: 50
      +2
      Quote: Antagonist
      Maybe it's time to name specific persons whose interests do not include cooperation between Russia and Europe?

      Judging by the reaction, not yet!