The Greek newspaper Kontra News earlier reported that Moscow allegedly is preparing riots in Thessaloniki in September during an international exhibition there.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation denied media reports on the preparation of riots in the Greek city of Thessaloniki.
In July, the Greek newspaper Kontra News reported that Moscow allegedly plans riots in Thessaloniki in September 2018, when an international exhibition-fair will be held there. It was noted that "the riots are being prepared by representatives of the black front of nationalists and the forces connected with Moscow, illegal quasi-state structures are being mobilized."
"There is not a word of truth in the material of the Greek newspaper Kontra News ... Our countries connect centuries-old ties and common values, interreligious interaction, a common history, while Russia has never infringed upon the sovereignty, public order or state security of Greece. Greece? "- said in the message of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the page in Facebook.
The Office notes that "such unfriendly steps disgrace Greek journalism."