Heinz-Christian strache, declared about dismissal from the post of Vice-Chancellor of Austria and head of the Austrian freedom party, told that in the video, around which the scandal broke, captured the citizen of Latvia, not Russia.
According to strache, his Deputy for APS Johanna Gudenus, which is also in the video, was approached by two women who were interested in hunting estate of his family. Gudenus was then in a depressed state after the death of his father, added the Vice-Chancellor.
then, in the summer of 2017, and the conversation was caught on video. Strache said that the more He is with this woman not seen no one from the party into contact with her did not enter, but the APS was not given any payment.
The Vice-Chancellor found himself in the center of a scandal after the Fact, How the newspaper Spiegel and Sueddeutsche Zeitung published fragments caught them with the video. It would be As if sealed strache during a meeting with some woman issues referred to the Russian woman Alyona Makarova. The speech, As reported by the media, then was about what the head of the APS will help her with the purchase of the newspaper Kronen Zeitung and access to government contracts, and instead the party will receive cash assistance for the parliamentary elections. The Supreme Prosecutor's office of Austria wants to test this video.
Strache recognized that and in truth met with a woman while on vacation and called it a mistake. He said he resigned After him did the same and Johann Gudenus. APS will now be headed by the Minister of transport Norbert Hofer.
The print edition of Welt States that "Alena Makarova" was just a decoy, and the meeting with her - trap. The same opinion is shared by Spiegel.
Soon it is expected the speech of the Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz. He is expected to announce early parliamentary elections, because no longer considers it possible to continue our cooperation with the APS in the coalition government.