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    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow appreciates Athens’ position on flights of Russian aircraft with humanitarian aid to Syria through the Greek airspace.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Moscow appreciates Athens’ position on flights of Russian aircraft with humanitarian aid to Syria through the Greek airspace, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Saturday.

    "We appreciate Greek partners' adherence to principles and respect for our bilateral relations… Position of Athens shows their deep understanding of the difficult humanitarian situation in Syria," Zakharova told journalists.

    The Greek authorities had refused to prohibit Russian support aircraft from flying into Syria despite the United States' request.


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