The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a telephone communication with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Mr. Putin contacted the Greek Premier to congratulate him on the elections and to stress the need to strengthen the ties between the two countries.

Both underlined that Greece and Russia have deep, historic ties and agreed to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries, particularly in finances, energy, culture and transports. The two leaders also discussed international and regional developments, as well as the need to ensure stability and peace Ukraine and the greater region.

Finally, the Russian President invited Mr. Tsipras to Moscow on the 9th of May, in order to attend the celebrations for the victory against the Nazis. Mr. Tsipras expressed his intention to attend, underlining the importance of the struggle against Nazism.