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Greece blocks more EU sanctions, Russia offers Athens aid (New Europe)


ATHENS – Sanctions-hit Russia would consider extending financial aid to debt-ridden Greece if Athens were to make a request, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said. His remarks come after the opposition of new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ government to the introduction of new sanctions against Russia. Athens has stressed that the restrictions will bring economic problems to a number of European states, including Greece.

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