Germany says no sign that Greece changed view on Russia sanctions

Germany has no reason to think that Athens has softened its stance toward sanctions imposed by the EU on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday when Greece’s prime minister was due to visit Vladimir Putin.

“So far there is no reason to think in concrete terms that the position of Greece has changed…so far Greece has supported all the decisions linked to sanctions and we hope that will continue to be the case,” said the spokeswoman. [Reuters]