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Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios says Russian church has “disappointed us” over Ukraine

The Russian Orthodox Church has let Christian Orthodox fathers down by supporting Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios, the spiritual head of some 260 million Orthodox Christians worldwide, said in an interview. Moscow calls its three-month-old invasion a “special military operation” to rid Ukraine of fascists, an assertion Kyiv …

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Unprecedented violation: Turkey’s fighter jets reach 2.5 miles off Alexandroupolis, NE Greece

An unprecedented violation of Greece’s national sovereignty by Turkish fighter jets on Friday: they reached 2.5 nautical miles off the port city of Alexandroupolis in north-eastern Greece. Angry reaction by the Greek Foreign Ministry that issued a statement condemning “the very clear escalation of Turkish provocations.” Foreign Ministry statement “We …

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Greece welcomes the historic decision of Finland and Sweden to apply for NATO membership, says Foreign Ministry

Greece welcomes the historic decision by Finland and Sweden to submit their applications to join NATO, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday. “The accession of two additional European partners, with deep-rooted democratic traditions and respect for international law to the NATO family will further strengthen Europe’s collective security, …

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