ATHENS – Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed a natural gas pipeline across Greek territory on May 7, the same day Russian gas monopoly Gazprom and Ankara reached an agreement on operational commissioning and the start of gas deliveries via Turkish Stream in December 2016.

Putin told Tsipras by phone Russia is ready to consider providing finance to Greek companies that will participate in the construction of the gas pipeline continuing the Turk...

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