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The government in Athens has refused a demand by the United States to close its airspace to Russian aircraft ferrying what it describes as humanitarian aid to Syria.

“On Saturday, U.S. Embassy [in Athens] appealed to the Greek government with a request to prohibit the flights of Russian aircraft in the FIR Athens. The Greek government refused to do so, in order not to worsen relations with Russia,” an anonymous Greek diplomat told Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.

Russia will use the air space throughout the month of September.

On Friday Vladimir Putin admitted during an economic forum in Vladivostok his country is providing the Syrian military with weapons and training.

The Obama administration indicated last week it is monitoring reports that Russia is conducting military operations in Syria. The White House said any attempt by Russia to support the Syrian government would be “destabilizing and counter-productive.”

Closer Greek-Russian Ties

In June Russia and Greece signed a deal to build a $2.27 pipeline through Greece. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made two trips to Moscow to consult with the Russians.

The gas pipeline will allow Russia to avoid transit to markets in Europe through Ukraine where a US State Department supported coup installed a government hostile to Russia.

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  • Defiant

    Russia supports a secular govt while the U.S. supports isis, you decide folks….

  • Zimmer

    First of all, there is a minor typo in “In June Russia and Greece signed a deal to build a $2.27 pipeline through Greece. ” where as $2.27 should be read as $2.27b.

    Secondly missed picture of Greece response to US demands can be found here:
    http://images.elephantjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/the-finger-250×229.jpg

    Third, Russia has very positive alternatives in near by areas as well along-side with Greece.

    As “The Obama administration indicated last week it is monitoring reports that Russia is conducting military operations in Syria. The White House said any attempt by Russia to support the Syrian government would be “destabilizing and counter-productive.”

    It seems like The Obama administration is completely dependent on falsified American Media like CNN. They should look around for better option to fetch the real facts while peessssing in White House. RT would not be a bad choice either.

  • Kelsey

    It’s been a while we did not hear anything about NATO’s “Get Butchered” drama aka military exercises near by Russian borders.
    Are they successful to invade Russian territories? -or-
    Are they cooled-down?
    Do they come out of the trauma from V-Day parade of Russia and China?
    or may be no one wants to get butchered.

  • True Face

    here is one,
    True Face of America, UN and NATO.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PErDq2DppdE

  • Rise UP

    All affected families, people and countries collectively to gather sue America, US presidents, UN and NATO for War Crime for more than a million dollar per life for killing innocent lives.

    If not brought to satisfactory justice, it time to dismantle UN and NATO both, once for all, once for GooD.

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