ATHENS, May 27. /TASS/. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called the consolidation of ties with Russia a strategic choice for the Greek government.
"I'd like to stress that the strengthening of ties with Russia is a strategic choice for Greek government," he said. "We have very tight religious and spiritual bonds and that's why we have an opportunity in the future for a buildup of economic partnership and for a boost to stability and peace in the region," he said at a meeting with Putin.