Ushakov said that the Kremlin expect from the visit of Tsipras

© AFP 2018 / Sakis MitrolidisПремьер-the Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras. Archival photoUshakov said that the Kremlin expect from the visit of Tsipras© AFP 2018 / Sakis Mitrolidis

The Kremlin hopes that the visit of Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras to Moscow on 7 December end the period of troubled relations between the two States in connection with a number of diplomatic conflict, said the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov.

He noted that the last time the leaders of Russia and Greece met in may 2017.

«This year, I would say that this visit is of special character, as he is bound to complete such a hectic, whether that period in the development of our bilateral relations. It is an atypical state of our traditional friendly relations,» Ushakov said at a briefing.

He noted that we are talking about high-ranking employees of the Russian Embassy, the black sea Bank of trade and development in Athens, as well as other diplomats who were denied entry to Greece.

«After these steps the Greek government, we adopted mirror measures. This situation is of concern, since such failures not long ago we watched in our relationship. This is particularly unfortunate that this year was supposed to be held festive events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of friendship and cooperation. And also was the event that marked the 190th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations,» he said.

Ushakov noted that in this regard had removed a number of contacts, in particular, the visit of Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«Thank God that now both parties showed wisdom and decided at the end of the year to carry out a visit to Russia, Prime Minister Tsipras and thus to finish this unusual period in our relationship. The background to this is,» said the assistant to the Russian leader.