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Russian oil transferred at Kalamata port – Reuters

Albania has seized an oil tanker carrying 22,500 tons of oil suspected of coming from Russia and arrested the crew for breaching a Western embargo, Albanian police said on Monday. The Liberian-registered oil and chemical tanker was seized in the coastal town of Durres. “From the first steps of investigation …

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Russian man arrested for threatening e-mails to airport, hospitals in Athens

Police officers have arrested a Russian national in northern Greece for having sent threatening e-mails to Athens International Airport and six public hospitals in the Greek capital a day earlier. The 42-year-old Russian man was arrested in Thessaloniki in the early hours of this Wednesday by officers of the Sub-Directorate …

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Russian FM spox: Greece and Russia expected to normalize diplomatic relations over time

Common sense should prevail over time and diplomatic activity between Russia and Greece in Moscow and Athens become normalized, Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted at a press briefing of Russian and international journalists on Wednesday. Zakharova’s statements come two days after Russia decided to expel 8 Greek …

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+++Russia expels 8 Greek diplomats. “Decision unfounded”, says Athens

Russia expels eight Greek diplomats from the Embassy and the Consulate General in Moscow. Russian decision is “unfounded”, says Athens. The decision to expel the diplomats was announced to the Greek ambassador in Moscow by the Russian Foreign Ministry. media reported. In addition, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Greek …

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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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Greece seize Russian tanker following EU sanctions; 2nd tanker mystery

Greek authorities seized Russian-flagged tanker PEGAS citing reasons that the sanctions imposed by the European Union and the NATO on ships of Russian interests. The tanker was sailing off Karystos, south of the island of Evia. Only the 250-meter long tanker was seized but not its crude oil cargo. The …

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Russian Orthodox church splits with Moscow, wants to join Ecumenical Patriarchate

A Russian Orthodox church in Holland has said it is cutting ties with the Moscow patriarchate and has requested to join the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople instead. “Is no longer possible for them to function within the Moscow patriarchate and provide a spiritually safe environment for our faithful,” a statement …

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Turkey closes the Straits for all foreign warships

Turkey has warned all riparian and non-riparian countries not to pass warships through its Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits, Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoglu said on Monday evening. Yet Cavusoglu reiterated that Turkey cannot block all Russian warships accessing the Black Sea due to a clause in the pact exempting those returning …

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Greece suspends new residence permits for Russian investors

Greece has suspended issuance and renewal of residence permits to wealthy Russian citizens investing in Greece “until further notice,” the Migration & Asylum Ministry said on Monday. The suspension applies to both permit requests under consideration and new requests. “New requests will not be accepted and no applications for the …

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No co-production of the Russian vaccine with Greece, says Foreign Ministry

The Greek Foreign Ministry dismissed media reports on Friday claiming a possibility of co=production of the Russian anti-Covid19 vaccine SPUTNIK-V in the country. The possibility of co-production of the Russian vaccine with Greece was never mentioned during a meeting between Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, …

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Helicopter with 3 onboard crashes into the sea off Poros; Black Out (UPD2))

A private helicopter crashed into the sea near the port of the island of Poros short before 4 o’ clock on Tuesday afternoon. Search and Rescue operation for pilot and passengers. Black out on the island. The private helicopter with the pilot and two passengers onboard crashed into the sea …

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Greek tanker rescues Russian couple drifted in Black Sea for five days

A Russian couple got on a inflatable dinghy and left the port of Novorossiysk  for a short round of fishing in the Black Sea. Strong winds blew. drifted them the shore and got them into an unbelievable adventure. For five days, Nadezhda Achapkina, 35, and her husband Mikhail Alaverdyan, were sailing …

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Frontex pictures from the rescue operation of Russian tourist drifted off Crete

The Frontex has released pictures from the rescue operation of the Russian tourist who was drifted away in the sea while on an air mattress. The missing for 20 hours. The 55-year-old Russian national was spotted by Frontex border patrol aircraft and was rescued by the Greek Coast Guard. She …

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France seeks extradition of Russian bitcoin suspect Vinnik

France has joined the US and Russia in seeking the extradition of a Russian held in Greece for allegedly laundering $4 billion using the bitcoin digital currency, a court source said Wednesday. The French warrant says Alexander Vinnik, who headed bitcoin exchange BTC-e, had defrauded over 100 people in six …

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Missing tourist found on air mattress drifted 6nm off Crete

A missing tourist has been found on an air mattress that was drifted out to the sea, 6 nautical miles off the North of the island of Crete on Thursday. The woman on the floating mattress was spotted by Frontex aircraft and was rescued by the Greek Coast Guard. The …

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Three Russian wrestlers denied entry visas to Greece for European Sambo Championship 2018

Three Russian wrestlers were denied visas to enter Greece for taking part in the 2018 European Sambo Championship this week, Alexander Konakov, the head coach of the Russian national sambo team, told TASS on Wednesday. The International Sambo Federation will launch its own probe into the incident, the organization’s president …

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