Russia is ready to consider the provision of Greece discounts on gas and allocation of new loans.
"We are ready to consider the question of granting Greece discount on the gas price under the contract is tied to the cost of oil, which in recent months has declined substantially. We are Also ready to discuss the possibility of allocating Greece new loans. But here We are, on their part, are interested in opposing movements - for example, in terms of getting Russia of certain assets in Greece ", - quotes printed edition of " a source in the Russian government.
The Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras will visit the Russian Federation on a working visit. On Wednesday, the Greek Prime Minister will hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tsipras also invited to the Victory Parade in Moscow on may 9.
As reported by "Kommersant" referring to the residence of the Ambassador of Greece, Tsipras will arrive in the Russian capital on Tuesday evening. In addition to meeting with Putin at the Greek premiere is scheduled conversations with the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, the state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin and Patriarch Kirill.
"due to the current differences between the EU and the Russian Federation and the problems arising from the Ukrainian falls, visit Alexis Tsipras in the capital of Russia has historical significance. Europe and Russia are at a historical crossroads. The goal of our government to prevent further deepening of the conflict, to achieve the beginning of a new spring in relations between the EU and Russia ", - told "Kommersant", the Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of Greece, bilateral co-chair of the government's Council on economic, industrial and scientific-technical cooperation Kostas Isihac.