ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet Vladimir Putin on 18 June , fuelling fears that Athens might seek a deal with Moscow that would circumvent EU sanctions on Russia. Athens is looking to receive 5bn (3.65bn, $5.55bn) in advance payments from Russia by agreeing to become a central hub for a Russia-Europe gas pipeline.
The announcement of the meeting came as Tsipras told the Greek parliament that the EU was forcing " absurd " austerity measures on the cash-strapped country.
He accused the country's creditors of doing all they could to scupper a cash-for reforms deal that would give Greece a new injection of loans. He said the EU was pushing Athens towards default & the euro exit door, or Grexit.
" The creditors' proposals are unrealistic & a step back in negotiations," he told parliament. " The Greek government cannot agree to irrational proposals. Greek people should be proud because the government is not going to give into absurd proposals.”
NEWS REPORT : International Business Times ( June 5, 2015 )
PROPHECY INSIGHT - So here we have Russia possibly stepping in to support the Greek government. Putin wins on both counts. In effect he helps break-up the current European club ( punishing them for punishing him ) by enabling Greece to playhard ball with its creditors. He also gets a gas pipeline deal worth billions. There is a definite Bible link between Greece & Russia in Daniel 8. The original little horn ( mentioned in that chapter ) that grew was in fact Antiochus Epiphanes who came out of Alexander the Great’s Greek Empire. We are told in v21 that the goat from which the horn came is Greek. Daniel 11 gives this king a different title – the king of the north. The latter day king of north Ezekiel 38 says is Russian. Greece & Russia are linked together.
DANIEL 8 v 8-9 - Therefore the he goat waxed very great : & when he was strong , the great horn was broken ( Alexander the Great died ) & for it came up four notable ones ( 4 generals took over ) toward the four winds of heaven. And out of one of them came forth a little horn , which waxed exceeding great, ( Antiochus Epiphanes ) And the rough goat is the king of Grecia:
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