Velopoulos: Greece must be multipolar and not follow a one-dimensional foreign policy

Kyriakos Velopoulos

Speaking to Sputnik Hellas, the president of the Hellenic Solution political party, Kyriakos Velopoulos, expressed the view that Greece should adopt a concept beyond the European and American establishment and demands the immediate supply of the Russian vaccine.

"Greece must distance itself from the EU and get the Russian Sputnik V vaccine immediately. Germany are constantly looking after its own interest and procures medicines and vaccines without asking anyone, and so should Greece," he said.

Sputnik V vaccine.
Sputnik V vaccine.

"Our country must realize that the Germans finally realised that the vaccines they approved gave them more headaches than solutions - see what happens to the drug war. As a result, the EU will have to get the Russian vaccine," the party leader said.

Regarding the recent statements of the Minister of National Defense, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, for "greater room in optimism for an agreement with the Americans," Velopoulos said:

"Unfortunately, the Greek political system thinks that with the change of the US presidency, policy will also change.

"That is why they have reached the bottom of Greece pursuing a one-dimensional policy with the US, while foreign policy should be multipolar.

"There must be open bridges with Russia, as the United States has promised other things historically but fulfilled others."

Velopoulos recalled when Jimmy Carter was elected U.S. President in 1976, he promised he would end the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus.

"History has shown that this has never happened," Velopoulos said.

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Hellenic Solution President Kyriakos Velopoulos.

At the same time, the president of the Hellenic Solution asked for the immediate support of those who are financially affected by the pandemic.

"Since March, the Greek government should have taken more substantial measures to shield the economy amid the pandemic, but it did not," the Hellenic Solution president said.

"A way must be found to help the financially weak as after the pandemic we will have hell in the economy. After the opening of stores, we will see real padlocks, especially with restaurants, which they killed," concluded Velopoulos.

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