New Democracy Wants Tighter Ties With Russia

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Nov. 6, 2019. (Photo: Twitter/@NikosDendias)

ATHENS – After the former ruling Radical Left SYRIZA was unable to get more than lip service from Russian President Vladimir Putin after taking power in 2015 and looking for aid during an economic crisis, the new New Democracy government wants to move closer to Moscow.

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was due in the Russian capital on Nov. 6 for an official visit which is aimed at boosting Greece’s bilateral ties with Russia which is trying to expand its influence in the Middle East and Mediterranean after being shut out of trying to stymie a deal SYRIZA made to Dendias and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are expected to sign a three-year plan committing to bilateral talks on key issues with relations improving after the Macedonia debacle led Greece to expel two Russian diplomats for meddling in the affair.

According to Greek diplomatic sources not named, Kathimerini said the foreign chiefs would talk about Syria’s long civil war and Turkey’s invasion of the northern part of the country as well a Turkey’s unlawful drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus.

Before setting off,  Dendias underlined the “historical ties of friendship and cooperation” between the two countries where relations have been on-again and off-again, especially during European Union sanctions over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s former civil unrest.

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  1. TNH and Diamataris only lie on behalf of their Aristocracy of “Glory to America and Israel” Greek Secret Societies!

    First,.they imply that Russia has not provided aid to Greece, but not mentioning that Greece compliantly supports sanctions against oil and gas exports of Russia ,like they do now on all their invented enemies of,like Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, and of course, the Syrian Government, but includes,taking over the oil and Gas fields of Syria.need by the suffering people of Syria to live and fight the terrorist armies of the U.S and Nato!

    Of course, TNH does not report, that only the U.S blatantly meddled in Greece to surrender the Macedonian Culture and Name to North Macedonia to now add another U.S base in another country of Europe to start World War 3!

    TNH and MSM do what they do best.lie for their Aristocracy of the Privileged oligarks and sociopaths murderers who own the U.S and EU governments, creating an illusion of Greece as a sovereign nations with an opportunity for Russia or China to have any Economic, Political or Military relationship with the people of Greece!.

    War department Secretary Espers expresses, who Greece can do business with…“Our National Defense Strategy emphasizes that our principal concern is to counter China’s and Russia’s sovereign independence, its growing regional and global influence,
    it economic, financial, military and technological development!

    Esper and Misto will just add another U.S base!.. ..

    1. cont..

      John Swinton (1829-1901), A Journalist who worked as a writer for a newspaper, and had a career writing for more than a few stated in America, about the independent press…and perfectly describes what You , Diamataris and Patrick Theros represent with you Greek Secret Societies in the following quote…

      “There is not ONE of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did you know beforehand that it would never appear in print!

      I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with… The business of journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread…

      We are the tools of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes!“

      That is what TNH and MSM do … and are responsible for the deaths of millions of people in the MIddle East and Europe .

      Diamataris, Theros and there propaganda terrorist in MSM.should be prosecuted for Conspiracy to wage wars of Aggression, and commit homicide, just as much as Trump , Obama, Bush , Menendez, McCain and the C.I.A and State department!.

      They should be charged with Treason in supporting a Fabricated Russia Gate charge which has been used to incite a hostile relationship between America and Russia, and incite possible war.

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