Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V as effective and safe. Mitsotakis gave such an assessment to the drug when he announced the reception of Russian tourists.
As the head of the Greek government stressed, he sees no obstacles to receiving tourists from Russia who have been vaccinated with Sputnik V.
Mitsotakis noted that tourism plays a very important role in the development of bilateral relations. According to the Prime Minister, Greece expects to receive Russian tourists in the summer of 2021. He also called Russia one of the key markets for the national tourism industry, writes Bloomberg…
It is worth noting that a month ago, a scandal occurred in the Greek parliament when the opposition leader accused Prime Minister Kiryakos Mitsotakis is that he specifically refuses to recognize the Russian vaccine. According to Alexis Tsipras, the lack of vaccines is one of the biggest failures of the European Union since its inception. The leader of the main opposition party SYRIZA expressed the opinion that the Greek authorities should have made a decision on the purchase of the Russian vaccine, without waiting for its approval by the EU, then it would be possible to save more people.
The reason for the change in priorities of Kiryakos Mitsotakis is clear: Greece is in dire need of Russian tourists. Another thing is not clear – why did he need scandal in parliament on April 3?