Greece's Deputy Foreign Minister, Nikos Chountis, confirmed that Greece examines a plan B in case that the negotiations with the European "partners" about the debt will be driven to a dead end.
Greece's Deputy Foreign Minister Nikos Chountis, who holds the European Affairs portfolio, told Greek radio that Russia and China had offered Greece economic support though Athens had not requested it.
“There have been proposals, offers I would say, from Russia, recently after the election, for economic support as well as from China, regarding help, investment possibilities,” Chountis said, ...
“Our primary plan is to find a solution with our European partners because we are aware of the commitments and obligations that our presence is Europe and the euro zone entails,” Chountis said.
Earlier, the Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos spoken about a plan B, concerning funding from Russia and China or other countries:
“'What we want is a deal. But if there is no deal - hopefully (there will be) - and if we see that Germany remains rigid and wants to blow apart Europe, then we have the obligation to go to Plan B. Plan B is to get funding from another source,' he told a Greek television show that ran into early Tuesday. 'It could the United States at best, it could be Russia, it could be China or other countries,' he said.” (http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/10/us-eurozone-greece-kammenos-idUSKBN0LE0JS20150210)
As BRICS are in the processes to decouple economies from the Western neoliberal monetary monopoly, they could bring back the gold standard as a base for their transactions, which is much more steady than the paper money unstable financial bubbles. They are ready, because they are emerging economies with billions of potential consumer tanks and can attract other countries too being victims of the international financial mafia, like Argentina and Greece.
Meanwhile, early on Wednesday morning Greece time, the Greek government received a vote of confidence by the Greek parliament, while Alexis Tsipras sent a message to Wolfgang Schäuble that "there is no return", thus, the Greek side is not going to retreat from its positions for the termination of the failed catastrophic policies imposed by Troika. (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2015/02/breaking-greek-govmnt-receives-vote-of.html)