A meeting between Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer and Russian President Vladimir Putin is underway in Moscow, Nehammer’s spokesperson, Etienne Berchtold, told CNN.
It is the first visit by an EU leader since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began in late February.
A top Austrian official said Nehammer intends to tell Putin “the truth” about the war during their face to face meeting.
Some background: Nehammer's trip to Moscow is significant given his country's neutral status, which is enshrined in its constitution.
Austria is not part of NATO and does not supply weapons to Ukraine. It has, however, provided Ukraine with humanitarian aid and helmets and protection vests for civilian use, according to a statement from the Austrian Chancellery.
Nehammer said Saturday that while his country is militarily neutral, "we understand we have to help where injustice and war crimes take place."