July 18, 2018
Moscow understands that strong pressure was put on Greece to make it expel Russian diplomats, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
“We are well aware that the pressure Greece came under was very strong. I can say definitely that I am basing on facts,” the diplomat said, noting that “Athens had managed to withstand the first waves of pressure, in particular in the situation when ‘solidarity’ was used as means of involving countries into a provocative activity of the UK”.
“We have repeatedly proved that even in most difficult situations emerging in bilateral relations at the instigation of third countries, we always understand that fortunes of countries are involved, the destinies of the people who should not become hostage to the dirty games into which many states are pulled,” she said.
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