MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Samoilis echoed the statement of Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who said on Sunday that if Greece leaves the single currency as a result of the crisis, it would be a "disaster for everyone involved."
"A potential Grexit is indeed a great disaster. Not only in terms of economics. This is something that no one is aiming at. Including Athens," Samoilis said.
Greece is currently in a deep economic crisis, with its national debt standing at some $350 billion, or about 175 percent of gross domestic product.
In recent months, the European Union has discussed a so-called possible Grexit – Greece's withdrawal from the Eurozone due to the country's enormous debt. Such speculation was fueled further by the recent election win of the anti-austerity Syriza party.