epa05332929 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) during their meeting in Athens, Greece, on 27 May 2016. Vladimir Putin is in Greece on a two days visit. EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/POOL epa05332929 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) during their meeting in Athens, Greece, on 27 May 2016. Vladimir Putin is in Greece on a two days visit. EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/POOL
epa05332929 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) during their meeting in Athens, Greece, on 27 May 2016. Vladimir Putin is in Greece on a two days visit. EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/POOL

Russia’s Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year

Putin arrived in Athens on a two-day visit and emerged from talks with the Greek government to lash the United States and Nato allies, also accusing them of stifling trade and energy cooperation with Russia

epa05332929 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) during their meeting in Athens, Greece, on 27 May 2016. Vladimir Putin is in Greece on a two days visit. EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/POOL epa05332929 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) during their meeting in Athens, Greece, on 27 May 2016. Vladimir Putin is in Greece on a two days visit. EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/POOL
epa05332929 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) talks with the Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) during their meeting in Athens, Greece, on 27 May 2016. Vladimir Putin is in Greece on a two days visit. EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU/POOL
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