Moscow now claims Greek embassy refused visa to Russian clerics
Another “hiccup” in recently soured Greek-Russian relations came on Thursday, when a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said the Kremlin will request explanations from the Greek embassy in Moscow over allegations that it denied visas to several Russian clerics.
The latest instance comes a month after Athens expelled two Russian diplomats and prevented another two from entering the country, as widespread press reports pointed to official Greek displeasure over attempts to stir up opposition in northern Greece against a recently signed bilateral agreement to resolve the fYRoM “name issue”.
Moscow retaliated this week by ordering two Greek diplomats out of Russia.
Spokeswoman Maria Zacharova said her ministry will request formal explanations from the embassy, which if verified will comprise an “unacceptable action”.
You may be interested
Dramatic increase in coronavirus intubated patients places high pressures on the health systemmakis - Oct 26, 2020
The current number of cases -715- is the lowest of the previous five days, however it is probably attributed to…
Sergey Lavrov: Every state has the right to extend its sea borders to 12 nautical milesPanos - Oct 26, 2020
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on matters the demarcation of the coastal zone between neighbouring countries, a resolution should be…
Greek Foreign Minister: “Turkey is a ‘jihadist travel agency” in the East Med”Panos - Oct 26, 2020
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said Turkey was acting as a “travel agency for jihadists” in the wider region of…