Tsipras to meet Putin in Moscow in December
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.