Greece could get funding ‘from another source,’ says defense minister

Greece could turn to “another source” for funding in the event that a deal is not reached with its eurozone partners and Berlin in particular, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said on Monday night, adding that the government – in which his party is the junior partner – has an “obligation to go to Plan B.”

Speaking on Mega television, the head of Independent Greeks indicatively said Greece could seek funding from “the United States at best” or even China or Russia in the event that talks in Europe reach a dead end. He added that this could take the form of concessions for major infrastructure like ports, in which Moscow has expressed an interest.

“What we want is a deal,” stressed Kammenos. “But if there is no deal and if we see that Germany remains unbending and wants to blow Europe apart, then we have the obligation to go to Plan B. Plan B is to get funding from another source.”