On Saturday night Vladimir Putin will meet with leaders of Northern Greece. Prior to that he will examine places of interest of Salonika, including the Saint Dimitry Monastery. The visit of the Russian President to the Saint Athos mountain was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Vladimir Putin was supposed to go to Athos by helicopter but, according to the Greek side, such flight at the present moment was not possible.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed