Russia denies gas pipeline deal with Greece

German magazine Der Spiegel reported that Greece is on the verge of a gas pipeline deal with Russia that could bring up to 5 million euros to Athens. The report cities an unnamed senior official in the ruling Syriza party. The Kremlin denies the report and says that the Greek government has not requested financial aid to deal with its billions in debt repayments that are due this year. Greece has expressed interest, though, in participating in Russia’s planned gas pipeline to Europe via Turkey that the EU opposes.


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