Greece misinterpreted over Russia sanctions: minister

January 29, 2015 10:38 AM

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Greece misinterpreted over Russia sanctions: minister

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis rejected suggestions that complaints from Athens over a European Union statement on Ukraine meant it was preparing to veto sanctions against Russia.

In a post on his personal blog, Varoufakis said media reports had distorted the position of the new leftist-led government. The complaint made by Athens to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini had been about a lack of consultation, not about the sanctions themselves, he added.

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