Ο υπουργός Εξωτερικών της Ρωσίας θα επισκεφθεί τη χώρα μας μετά την ανακοίνωση ότι η Μόσχα αναγνωρίζει το νόμιμο κατά το Διεθνές Δίκαιο δικαίωμα της Ελλάδας να επεκτείνει τα χωρικά της ύδατα στα 12 miles
Μετά την ανακοίνωση της ρωσικής πρεσβείας στην Αθήνα ότι η Μόσχα αναγνωρίζει το νόμιμο κατά το Διεθνές Δίκαιο δικαίωμα της Ελλάδας να επεκτείνει τα χωρικά της ύδατα στα 12 miles, ήρθε και η είδηση της επίσκεψης Λαβρόφ. Ο υπουργός Εξωτερικών της Ρωσίας έρχεται στην Αθήνα στις 26 October. Nouns, the announcement served as a gesture of goodwill, to prepare the ground.
The truth is that none of the above happened by chance. After the rift that occurred in Greek-Russian relations under the ministry of Nikos Kotzias, Nikos Dendias had tried to close the rift in Greek-Russian relations. So, we arrived here after a remarkable behind-the-scenes thesis.
The timing of Lavrov's visit is not just coincidental. The tension on the front of Greek-Turkish relations adds extra weight to this visit.. The Moscow movement, Moreover, is not at all unrelated to what is happening in our wider region.
It is obvious that to some extent the Russian side connects informally but substantially its relations with Ankara and Athens.. The announcement on Greek territorial waters and Lavrov's visit are part of the close framework of bilateral relations, but at the same time it is an indirect but clear message to Tayyip Erdogan.
It is obvious to the naked eye that yes, Russia and Turkey have come close, but at the same time their relationship is difficult. That too, because the interests of the two states are conflicting on all local fronts, in Syria, in Libya and the Caucasus.
The only reason Moscow and Ankara are kept close is the mutual interest in the "big picture". Vladimir Putin makes compromises with his Turkish counterpart on individual local fronts, in order to keep open the rift in Turkey's relations with the West and thus reduce the pressure exerted in various ways by the US and Europe.
On the other hand, Tayyip Erdogan needs Russia to balance American pressure to return to the "western corridor".. Let us not forget that he is convinced that behind the failed coup in July 2016 he was an American finger.
Especially, however, Turkey's open intervention to support Azeri attack on Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh in various ways, has caused great inconvenience in Russia, which considers the Caucasus from a geopolitical point of view its "backyard" and "soft belly". As of these, The announcement on the expansion of Greek territorial waters and Lavrov's visit should also be seen as an indirect response of Moscow to Ankara.
It is no coincidence that in an interview on Russian radio, ο Λαβρόφ δήλωσε ότι η Ρωσία «ποτέ δεν θεωρούσε την Τουρκία στρατηγικό σύμμαχό της, but a strategic partner, a relationship that is strategically important in many places ". Coming to Athens, Well, Sergei Lavrov reminds Ankara not to "play" alone with it.