Greece-Russia spat intensifies but Athens hopes worst is over

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Kotzias, Russia
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Athens sought to ease tensions with Moscow on Thursday following an official confirmation by the Russia’s Ambassador to Greece Andrey Maslov that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has cancelled plans to visit this autumn following the recent expulsion of Russian diplomats by the Greek government.

The cancellation of the Lavrov’s meeting prompted a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Thursday. Following these talks, government sources sent the message that Athens believes the matter has is now close...

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