Tsipras visit to Moscow confirms thaw in relations with Russia after diplomatic spat

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Cyprus, Kammenos, Russia, Tsipras
Photo by Alexandros Vlahos ANA/Fosphotos
Photo by Alexandros Vlahos ANA/Fosphotos

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s visit to Moscow last week and the warm remarks made by him and Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference that followed their meeting at the Kremlin last Friday means that the Greek side’s first and foremost mission was accomplished: Greek-Russian relations appear to be back on track after last summer’s diplomatic crisis.

The fact that Athens and Moscow were seeking a return to the “normalisation” of their relations was clear as soon as Tsipras’ visit to Russia was made known when Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos visited the Russian capital last October. His visit was wi...

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