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Russia expels two Greek diplomats in retaliation move

Russia has expelled two Greek diplomats and forbade entrance to the country to the director of the political office of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Moscow’s retaliation comes almost a month after Athens expelled two Russian diplomats for promoting protests against the Macedonia Agreement with FYROM. Greek ambassador to Moscow …

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FM Kotzias: Chicken-hearted diplomacy is for the coop, not for foreign policy

“The time when being chicken-hearted was considered diplomacy is over. This is diplomacy for the coop not for the foreign police,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said in an interview on Sunday. His message was clear and was defending the latest policy of eternal ally Russia and the expulsion of …

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Russian FM Lavrov cancels visit to Greece in diplomatic row

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s planned visit to Greece this autumn has been reportedly cancel, as “the timing is no longer suitable,” Russia’s ambassador to Athens  Andrei Maslov told TASS news agency on Thursday.  Greek officials had invited Lavrov in June before the diplomatic row over Macedonia and FYROM broke …

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Russian FM: US clearly behind Greece’s decision to expel diplomats

Τhe expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Greece is unfounded and could seriously damage bilateral relations, the Russian Foreign ministry said on Friday. Moscow’s reaction comes a day after the US State Department said in a statement it supports Greece against “malicious Russian influence.” “It appears that Washington, which openly …

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