28 Feb 2019 18:27

Relations with Russia will not be hurt under new Greek govt - United Russia party

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - In the event of the opposition coming to power in Greece, the country's relations with Russia will not be hurt, as Athens has signaled, according to Andrei Klimov, deputy secretary of the general council of the United Russia party and head of the council presidium's commission for international operations.

"Questions as to who should be elected into parliament and who is to lead the government , these are, of course, questions for the Greek, not for the Russians. But from what I heard, and what was said by the Greek side, I concluded that, should there be changes within the Greek government, such changes will by no means overshadow Russian-Greek relations," Klimov said after a meeting between the party's chairman and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the leader of the Greek opposition party New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

"There have been signals we received that these relations would only grow," Klimov said, though adding that it was primarily the choice of the Greek people.

Medvedev and Mitsotakis met at the United Russia headquarters on Thursday to discuss inter-partisan cooperation.