Greece Has not Asked Russian Finance Ministry for Aid - Deputy Minister

Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said on Thursday, Greece has not asked the Russian Finance Ministry for financial assistance and its prime minister is visiting Russia to discuss joint projects rather than to seek cash. Storchak said, "There have been no requests." Adding, "There are no resources (in our budget to provide money)." Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived in St Petersburg earlier on Thursday to meet, among others, President Vladimir Putin.