A serious diplomatic “misunderstanding” between Greece and Russia was caused by a statement made by US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, who stated that Greece is a “key” in “stopping Russian influence” in the region.

The Russian Embassy in a tweet asked to know if Greece agrees with the “false ‘analysis’ of the character of Russian-Greek relations”, as it characteristically stated.

“The comment of the US Ambassador to Greece to the Real News newspaper that Greece is a key ally, especially in terms of curbing Russian influence, is really questionable. It would be very interesting to know if Greece itself agrees with the above false “analysis” of the character of Russian-Greek relations ” was the comment of the Russian Embassy, in an unprecedented move that indicates tension, with no apparent reason.