SVETLOGORSK /the Kaliningrad region/, August 15. /Basereporter.com/. Moscow never interfered in internal or foreign policy of Athens, such accusations are unfounded. This was at the briefing said Wednesday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“Acquainted with the published on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Greece review, August 10, in which Athens give their assessment of the current stage of bilateral relations. The charges Athens, reduced to the allegations, the evidence we were given,” said the diplomat, adding that “Russia has never interfered in the internal Affairs of Greece or its foreign policy.”
She reminded that Russia was the initiator of the steps that led to the degradation of bilateral relations. “We consider the situation abnormal and temporary, hope for a speedy resolution. Remain committed to the course of comprehensive development of cooperation with Greece. We are ready to show patience and responsibility in order to restore full-scale cooperation for the benefit of the two peoples,” – said Zakharov.
According to her, Moscow has always set an example to Western countries friendly relations with Athens. “Degradation of our cooperation in the year of the 190th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations unfortunate, – said official representative of Russian foreign Ministry. – The local media had promoted an unprecedented campaign to discredit our bilateral relations, which suddenly turned from the indisputable positive in some elements of the hybrid war”.
“Russia has publicly made baseless accusations in the infringement of the interests of Greece in the Balkans, there was obviously custom-made publications on this subject, – noted the diplomat. We have repeatedly stressed that Russia will never make friends with anybody against somebody, for example, the Russian cooperation with Turkey is not directed against third countries.” “It is unacceptable to distort history,” – said Zakharov.