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Greek PM wants to restore relations with Russia

Greek PM wants to restore relations with Russia

August 23 2018 LJ cover – Премьер Греции захотел восстановить отношения с Россией
Tags: Greece, Tsipras, Russia, Politics, International Relations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hopes to visit Russia by the end of 2018 and take a course to restore relations with Moscow after the diplomatic conflict.

A source in government circles said that in Athens they hope to improve relations with Moscow, RIA Novosti reports.

"Ципрс considers: that has occurred, has already occurred, it is necessary to leave it in the past. Now we need to restore relations with Russia, leave behind what happened and go forward in our relations. The Greek Prime Minister wants to visit Moscow before the end of the year, "he said.

It is noted that the trip of Tsipras to Russia was planned for the second half of the year, but it was in question due to a diplomatic conflict.

Despite this, on the eve of a high-ranking source in a conversation with journalists expressed confidence that the visit of the Greek Prime Minister will still take place.

At the moment, the administration of the Greek prime minister is working on a telephone conversation between the prime minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which may take place within the next ten days.

Another source said that Tsipras can visit Moscow in November.

In addition, the Greek public is for improving relations with Russia and is unhappy with the incident with diplomats.

In the meantime, Athens hopes that the fall of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov may also arrive in Greece.

Recall, in July Greece decided to expel Russian diplomats. Moscow took the mirror measures in response to these unfriendly steps from Athens.

In response, Greece reproached Russia for revenge.

Natalia Anufrieva
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