The point of mentioning Austria's non-support for Ukraine EU member at this moment is in complete alignment with Austria's position regarding Russian sanctions, see below. The point is in expressing enough opposition to Ukraine and enough support of Russia in order to preserve the current level of imports of gas and oil from Russia to Austria, which depends on these imports. The statement is also in line with Austria complying with Russian demands of payment for the gas in rubles.
LUXEMBOURG — Austria’s finance minister Monday ruled out any EU sanctions that target oil and gas coming from Russia.
“We are very much dependent on the Russian gas, and I think all sanctions that hit us more than the Russians wouldn’t be good for us,” Magnus Brunner told reporters ahead of a Eurogroup gathering of eurozone peers in the Grand Duchy. “That’s why we’re against the sanctions in the oil and gas.” [...]
The EU has already smacked Moscow with four rounds of sanctions, and talks are underway to introduce a fifth package amid reports of Russian soldiers executing civilians in Ukrainian towns they hold.
Brunner described the reports as “extremely horrible” but said “you have to stay cool” when it comes to sanctions. But Vienna is happy to continue targeting Russian individuals, he said.
“If the sanctions hit yourself more than the other one, I don’t think that’s the right way to go,” Brunner said.
Bjarke Smith-Meyer: Austria rejects sanctions against Russian oil, gas. April 4, 2022: https://www.politico.eu/article/austria-rejects-sanctions-against-russian-oil-gas/
VIENNA, April 27. /TASS/. The Austrian side, represented by Austrian oil and gas company OMV, accepted Russia's conditions for paying for Russian gas supplies in rubles by opening an account with a Russian bank, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said on Wednesday.
"We, that is, OMV, accepted the terms of payment, as did the German government. The terms were found to be in line with the terms of the sanctions. This was important for us," he said at a press conference.
The Chancellor drew attention to the fact that Poland and Bulgaria refused to pay for Russian gas under the rubles mechanism, and therefore faced problems with the supply of this type of fuel from Russia.
TASS, April 27, 2022. Austria accepts terms of payment for Russian gas in rubles — Chancellor: https://tass.com/economy/1443877