According to Noyer, Greece’s debt to the ECB can not be restructured, as this would be contrary to the founding treaties of the eurozone, Joinfo.ua reports referring to RIA Novosti.
“Greece’s debt held by the Eurosystem is debt that cannot by its very nature be restructured because that would be monetary financing of a state,” Noyer said.
At the same time, the Kremlin said that if Greece needed financial assistance, it should ask for it, but so far there had not been received such requests.
“We have repeatedly said it and Foreign Minister (Sergei) Lavrov said that so far there have been no requests for assistance, and this issue was not mentioned in our bilateral contacts,” said the President spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
He noted that Moscow was closely watching the developments in Greece and wished the Greeks “to reach the necessary compromise with creditors as soon as possible and to take the decisions that will best contribute to economic and social stability in the country.”
According to Peskov, the topic of aid to Greece is not on the official agenda of the BRICS summit, which will be held in Ufa this week, but the issue may be raised during the discussion of international issues.
It should be recalled that at the referendum, which was held on July 5, more than 60% of Greeks voted against the conditions of the European Union. In this regard, Germany and France are convening a summit of leaders of the eurozone countries on July 7, “to discuss the financial crisis in Greece.”