The Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras during his visit to the capital of Russia on 8 and 9 April to discuss the possibility of lifting the ban on the supply of Greek agricultural products, said the official representative of the Greek government Gavriil Sakellaridis.
"Russia imposed an embargo on the supply of agricultural products has dealt a serious blow (on the Greek economy). So there are issues that have to be discussed and resolved in the course of this visit, which will give the opportunity to provide immediate support for the Greek economy, " he said, reports the news Agency.
Sakellaridis noticed that the trip premiere in the capital of Russia is aimed at the development of bilateral relations. Along with this, "European orientation Greece is unchanged," added the Commissioner's office in response to a request to comment on the reaction of the head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, who tried to convince Tsipras " not to put at risk the Relationship with Europe, turning to Russia for help."" But this does not mean that the leadership of Greece in the context of its multi-vector foreign policy - may not visit other countries, important countries, and to take steps to strengthen bilateral relations ", - noted Sakellaridis. On Thursday it was announced that the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras wants to visit Moscow on a working visit in April 8. Scheduled meeting Tsipras, President Vladimir Putin, as well as the signing of several bilateral documents. Remember, February 5, had a telephone conversation Between Putin and Tsipras. The Russian President invited the Greek Prime Minister in the capital of Russia to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Elected to the beginning of the year fresh Greek authorities representing the radical left party SYRIZA, have close contacts with Russia and oppose increasing the penalties are relatively capital of Russia. Thus, according to the results of the meeting of January 29 Greece has made exceptions to the communiqu? paragraph on the introduction of new sanctions against Russia, as well as statements and of laying on Moscow responsibility for the conflict in Ukraine. The media was also discussed the probability of obtaining a loan from Athens Russia, but as long as this information was not confirmed. Relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US, the middle East and in Minsk agreements Between Kiev and the militia of Donbass about ceasefire imposed against Russia penalties against the financial, oil and defense industries. However, in March, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that a critical attitude to sanctions against Russia from a number of members of the European Union increases. In addition, the media declared that Italy, Greece and Cyprus, as well as Spain, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, whose leaders have visited in the capital of Russia May not support the extension of sanctions against Russia.