Russia is not working visit of Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov to Greece, especially given the current relations of the two countries situation. This was stated by a senior source in the Russian foreign Ministry on Thursday, July 12, reports TASS.
According to the interlocutor of the Agency, “the invitation was received a few months ago, and the visit was planned for the autumn.” “Given the current situation, no understanding of how trip can be done,” said the source.
On July 11 the Greek newspaper Kathimerini reported that the country had decided to expel two Russian diplomats, two banned entry. The publication explained that they are accused of meddling in the internal Affairs of the state and illegal actions against national security of Greece. In particular, they impute an “attempt retrieving and dissemination of information” and bribery of Greek politicians.
Later, the representative of the government of Greece Dimitris Tzanakopoulos confirmed the expulsion of diplomats. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said in response that the move will not have a positive effect on bilateral relations and will have mirrored consequences.