Tsipras to meet Putin in Moscow in De­cem­ber

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Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras is to meet with Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin in Moscow on De­cem­ber 7, it emerged yes­ter­day. The trip has been planned amid a de­te­ri­o­ra­tion in re­la­tions be­tween Athens and Moscow fol­low­ing a diplo­matic spat in the sum­mer that led to the ex­pul­sion of diplo­mats from both cap­i­tals. Ear­lier this week Rus­sian govern­ment spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that prepa­ra­tions were un­der way for a visit to Moscow by Tsipras, ex­pected in the first half of De­cem­ber. Tsipras is to visit the Rus­sian cap­i­tal fol­low­ing an in­vi­ta­tion by Putin.

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