After Athens, also Kremlin dismisses Hollande’s allegations that Greece was planning to print Drachmas in Russia. High-ranking sources of the Russian government who are very close to President Vladimir Putin told to the correspondent of a Greek newspaper in Moscow, “vehemently dismissed that the Greek side had such a request.”
Hollande’s claim is being also dismissed by translators who facilitated the conversation between Putin and Tsipras either in physical presence or by phone.
They all insist that Greece did not request for Russia’s assistance to print Drachmas but also that Greece did not ask for financial aid from Russia.
According to Greek media, there could be an official dismissal of the claims through a press release.
French President Francois Hollande had claimed that Putin called him in summer 2015 at the peak of the Greek crisis with the European partners and told him that Greek PM Tsipras had asked him if they could print Drachmas in Russia.
Hollande apparently told this incident to two French journalists implying that Greece wanted to leave the eurozone.