Tsipras-Putin Meeting On Friday in St.Petersburg

tsipras-putinRussian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and other foreign leaders in the framework of the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, the president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

“A working meeting has been scheduled with Alexis Tsipras on Friday, June 19, on the sidelines of the Forum,” he stated.

The Kremlin’s spokesman, according to ITAR-TASS, said that Putin will also have working meetings with other foreign leaders who will attend the Forum, including Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yang, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, Prime Minister of Mongolia Chimed Saikhanbileg.

(Source: ANA-MPA)


  1. A key topic of discussion between Tsipras and Putin is likely to be the construction of a pipeline section called Turkish Stream to bring Russian natural gas to Greece and beyond.

    The Turkish Stream is projected to have an annual capacity of some 63 billion cubic meters. The pipeline will end in a gas hub on the Turkish-Greek border, from where it is planned to continue to southern Europe.

    At their previous meeting in April, Putin pointed out to Tsipras that Greece’s participation in the project could turn it into one of EU’s key power distribution centers and help attract investment.

  2. No, clearly stating facts as to incompetence is what is called facing reality. Some people have problems facing reality which is obvious by your flawed logic.

    I’ve brought this example up to several people who have commented here. The Greek Reporter did an excellent article titled ” Governments change, Greece remains the same.” You should read it.

    Adding to the Greek Reporter’s article, Einstein once defined insanity, as repeating the same thing over, and expecting a different result. Greece has proven Einstein’s definition as correct.

    No, you are wrong. The time has come for the responsible Greeks to take their country back, and for the irresponsible Greeks to quit blaming everyone else, for their own self inflicted problems. Greeks elected this government, so the Greek citizen must take some responsibility for this government’s conduct.

    Today the Greek government “Debt Truth Committee” just issued a proclamation, stating the loans which they have already spent all the money on, are illegal under Greek law as they are “odious” (uncomfortable, repulsive) and should not be repaid.

    Do you call that a responsible government ? A government that borrows money knowing the full terms of the loan, and signing the loan agreement, then after spending all the money, does not want to repay the loan. So as an excuse, the Greek government calls the loans illegal AFTER they spent the money.

    International law, will not support such a proclamation by the Greek government.

  3. Color me crazy, because I believe if what was offered by the EU and IMF ECB was good for Greece Tsipras would have signed a long time ago.

    Funny thing is austerity does not seem to produce a vibrant economy as seen by the last 5 years. So to use your quote…..

    “Einstein once defined insanity, as repeating the same thing over, and expecting a different result.”

    It would be insane to actually continue on a path of austerity.
    Economic stimulation is what is needed. Even the ECB currently has a policy of QE (quantitative easing)which Greece is not benefiting from because they have not made this deal. So with the carrot of QE dangled in front of them SYRIZA has not signed on to the EU’s agreement ….That tells me that what is being offered by the “Troika”
    is bad for Greece. Why would Syriza not sign on if it were actually good for Greece?

  4. LOL You are truely a student no way you have been out into the real world child. You also need to do some reading up on the Greek debt issue your comments are all emotion driven.