Greece has not asked Russia for financial aid, discussing investment cooperation - Ulyukayev

The issue of possible financial aid from Russia to Greece is not on the agenda, because Athens has not made such a request, the possibility of investment cooperation is being discussed, Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told journalists.

The issue of possible financial aid from Russia to Greece is not on the agenda, because Athens has not made such a request, the possibility of investment cooperation is being discussed, Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev told journalists.

"This issue is not on the agenda [possible financial aid from Russia to Greece]. Greece has not requested any aid, we are not considering such an issue," the minister said.

"We have thought about such business involvement - investment in infrastructure, for example pipelines. Some issues like this are under consideration, but no others are being discussed," he said.

Asked whether during their telephone conversation yesterday Russian President Vladimir Putin and IMF chief Christine Lagarde discussed the possibility of BRICS countries offering a loan to Greece, Ulyukayev said: "I don't know anything about what was discussed." "I think this is guesswork on your part," he said, turning to the journalist who asked the question.

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