Tsipras: EU mutilated without Greece and Cyprus

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, speaking in Nicosia on Monday during his first foreign trip as prime minister, said that he discussed in a meeting with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades the need for a coordinated stance for a “bridge of peace and cooperation between Europe and Russia.”

Tsipras underlined that EU and Eurozone, without Greece and Cyprus, is “mutilated by its SouthEast end”.

He added that his left-wing government would make full use of a mandate for negotiations with European partners and ruled out seeking aid from Russia.

“We are in substantial negotiations with our partners in Europe and those have lent us. We have obligations towards them,” Tsipras said.

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