SOCHI, December 8. / TASS /. Russia will continue its guaranteed and uninterrupted gas supplies to Greece and is ready to increase them, said Russian President Vladimir Putin after his talks with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Putin noted that Russia supplies more than 40% of Greece’s natural gas needs, supplies are made through the new TurkStream pipeline.
âThis year, we increased our export supplies by more than 12% to reach 3 billion cubic meters. Russia has always faithfully and fully fulfilled its contractual obligations towards Greek and European partners and consumers. We will continue to ensure a guaranteed and uninterrupted energy supply. In addition, we are ready to strengthen our mutually beneficial cooperation in this area, especially taking into account the growing role of gas as the cleanest and most environmentally friendly fuel, âPutin said.
During the talks, the Russian leader and the Greek Prime Minister also discussed cooperation in emergency response. Putin recalled that last summer, Russia helped Greece fight large-scale forest fires. According to him, Russia “could not remain indifferent, even if at that time it was engaged in the elimination of fires in the vast forests of Siberia and the Far East”. At the time, the Russian side sent special firefighting planes to Greece, and Russian specialists worked there for a long time.