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Austrian chancellor to visit Moscow, first European leader to meet Putin since invasion

VIENNA — Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow tomorrow, the first European leader to meet him since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Vienna says.

“He is going there, having informed Berlin, Brussels, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky,” to encourage dialogue, says a spokesman for Nehammer, who is in Ukraine today.

The spokesman confirms he will be the first European leader to meet Putin since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

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