• Спецпроекты
  • Weather forecast
    • Exchange Rates
    • 424.37
    • 499.91
    • 5.75
  • SEND YOUR NEWS TO US WhatsApp +7 (777) 001 44 99
  1. Main
  2. Learn
  3. Economy
  4. Finance

Moscow hopes Brussels will avoid 'negative scenarios' over Greece: Lavrov 30 июня 2015, 11:31

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed the hope that Brussels would avoid "negative scenarios" over Greece amid fears that the country is heading for a eurozone exit.
  • ПОДЕЛИТЬСЯ
  • Vkontakte
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Одноклассники
  • Telegram
Новостью поделились: человек

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. ©REUTERS Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. ©REUTERS

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday expressed the hope that Brussels would avoid "negative scenarios" over Greece amid fears that the country is heading for a eurozone exit, AFP reports.

"Sergei Lavrov expressed his understanding of the actions by Alexis Tsipras's government and the hope that Brussels will not move to realise negative scenarios and Greece will be able to overcome the current problems," the foreign ministry said.

The statement came after Lavrov spoke by telephone to his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias.

Greece is hurtling towards an EU-IMF default and deep turmoil after the weekend breakdown of debt talks with creditors.

Greek PM Tsipras has called a referendum for July 5 on bailout proposals, hoping to secure a convincing "no" vote to strengthen his chances of securing a better deal on the bailout conditions.

European Commission head Jean Claude Juncker on Monday urged Greece to vote "yes", as a bank shutdown ordered by Athens left Greeks desperately scrambling for cash.

Tsipras spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum earlier this month, sealing a preliminary deal to build a gas pipeline with the sanctions-hit country.

Lavrov and Kotzias on Monday reaffirmed their countries' interest in building the link.



Nobel prizewinner proposes a new city in KZ
New abnormal snowfalls expected in Kazakhstan
Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s
Hyperloop construction begins in Las Vegas
"Moonlight" to top Spirit Awards nominations
Oil prices fall due to investors uncertainty
New dwarf galaxy discovered around Milky Way
Kanat Islam becomes a top ten WBO boxer
World oil prices continue to rise
Kazakhstan expects warming - Kazhydromet
Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor
Sale of Tintin drawings set to break records
US, EU stocks fall as markets focus on dollar
Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade
EU warns eight nations on budget deficit
Universiade-2017: Athletic Village is ready
Bob Dylan can't make Nobel ceremony
Messi will never leave Barca - club president
Google, Facebook take aim at 'fake' news
Aerosmith announces Europe 'farewell' tour
Putin, Trump to normalise US-Russia ties
At least 10 hurt in southern Turkey blast
6.2 quake hits western Japan