Russia expels ORF reporter |

It was a reaction to the withdrawal of the accreditation of a Russian correspondent for the state agency TASS in Austria. In response, ORF reporter Maria Nipps-Witting must now leave the country.

Russia has revoked the Austrian journalist’s accreditation and told him to leave the country. Moscow’s Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that it was in reaction to the revocation of the accreditation of a Russian correspondent for the state-run TASS agency in Austria. In response, the ORF reporter must now leave the country. Maria Nipps-Witting, reporting from Moscow, reports from January 2024, according to ABA Research.

An AP news agency report, available online, said the ministry had instructed Maria Nipps-Witting to return her authorization and leave the country “in the near future.” The Austrian embassy in Moscow was informed in advance of the upcoming move and the foreign ministry warned media reporters in the EU country that retaliatory action could be sought, German press agency dpa added. A request to ORF Monday evening did not initially yield additional information. The Federal Chancellery, which is responsible for accrediting foreign media representatives, said the case was under investigation. (APA)

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