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“Azov is part of Ukrainian Army” Zelensky tells ERT; controversial ethnic Greek fighter dead

The Azov “is part of the Ukrainian army. The Nazis are the Russians.” With a month delay Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky said about the video presence of two fighters of the controversial neo-Nazi brigade in the Greek parliament beginning of April, an act that had provoked a storm of reactions. …

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FM Dendias: Greece asked The Hague prosecutor to investigate crimes in Mariupol

Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has said that he sent a letter to the International Criminal Court in The Hague asking for the investigation of crimes against the ethnic Greek community committed in Mariupol and two other villages in eastern Ukraine. In an interview with daily kathimerini, Dendias stressed that …

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Stoltenberg hints at risks from Turkey’s S-400, No-Fly Zone in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shown the importance of NATO allies not being dependent on Russian military equipment, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in his speech at the Diplomacy Forum in Antalya on Friday. While he did not explicitly mentioned the Russian S-400 missiles, both Turkish and Greek media understood …

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Russia Foreign Ministry lashes out at Greece, accuses Gov’t of “hypocrisy”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry went one step further towards a deeper deterioration of the Greek-Russian relations, directly accusing the conservative government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis of “hypocricy” and a “defamation campaign against Russia.” The verbal attack was launched by Maria Zakharova, the information and press director of the ministry in Moscow. According …

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“Greece is on the right side of history,” says PM Mitsotakis

“Greece is on the right side of history,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in his opening remarks to an online cabinet meeting on Wednesday. The main message from Tuesday’s parliamentary debate, he said, was that the country is determined, along with its allies in the EU, to uphold international law …

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Greek gaming firm OPAP halts betting on Russian sport events

Greece’s biggest gaming firm OPAP on Monday halted betting on Russian sport events in solidarity with Ukraine where a Russian invasion continued for a fifth day. OPAP said it has stopped offering betting on any match related to Russian competitions, including football, basketball and volleyball, either online or through its …

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Greece closes its airspace for all aircraft of Russian interest – CAA NOTAM

Greece on Monday closed its airspace for all Russian aircraft in line with a European Union decision, the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said in an air directive issued in the morning. The flight ban goes in effect from Monday, February 20, 2022 and will apply for three months. Only …

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Greece’s tourism sector to assess war damage

The local tourism industry is trying to map out the possible consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the sector in Greece. “It is too early to make any safe statements today over the consequences on tourism. It will all be assessed in the coming weeks,” said the president …

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Four more ethnic Greeks killed in east Ukraine; fatalities rise to 10 (UP)

Four more ethnic Greeks are killed in eastern Ukraine raising the total fatalities to ten on a single day. The Greek Foreign MInistry announced late on Saturday that four more ethnic Greeks were killed in Sartana, eastern Ukraine. Another four were killed Saturday afternoon in the village of Bugas, some …

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