Putin will visit Austria for the second time in three months, despite the strain put on EU-Russian relations after Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Gottfried Waldhäusl said the law was designed “from an animal welfare point of view.”
The embassy attaché wore a T-shirt celebrating a World War II Nazi tank division.
"I'm convinced he is psychotic. He could have stabbed me as well had I been there by chance. He had lost all control.”
The problems Austria's chancellor is facing, from immigration to xenophobia, are as old as they are intractable.
"I'm just doing my job," the mascot told police.
Austria's government will have to ban several face coverings to avoid accusations of discrimination on religious grounds—and that means the law needs a lot of caveats.
The Freedom Party pursues a policy of “Austria first,” and is opposed to Islam and immigration.
The law would allow authorities to stop providing food and shelter in measures seen as countering the rise of the far-right Freedom Party.
A Turkish group claimed the cyberattack was "in response to this racism of Austria against Muslims."
Police arrested the Austrian suspect, a 17-year-old with Albanian roots, after tip-offs.
Freedom Party chief Heinz Christian Strache says legislation is needed to outlaw Muslim symbols, similar to an anti-Nazi law on the books.
Leading members of both houses of parliament have predicted turbulence for the European Union.
The anti-immigration and anti-Islam candidate conceded defeat with 69 percent of returns in.
Berlin and Vienna urged Turkey to show restraint after coup attempt.
The far-right Freedom Party narrowly lost but the election will now have to be rerun.