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Greece announces humanitarian aid mission to Mariupol, reception group in Romania

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias announced a humanitarian aid mission to Mariupol and the establishment of a coordination and reception group for Ukrainian refugees in Romania. The Foreign Minister will accompany the humanitarian aid mission, he said. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Dendias said that he has already sent an official …

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Dramatic appeal by the ethnic Greeks in Ukraine for “green corridor”, “humanitarian aid”

The president of the Federation of Greek Associations in Ukraine, Alexandra Protsenko has made a dramatic appeal to Greeks around the world and the international community to mobilize to prevent the imminent extermination of the Greek communities. In a letter to cnngreece sent written in an underground shelter in Mariupol, …

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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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What will happen in Greece if Chernobyl radiation leaked? Atomic Energy Commission warns of iodine pills

Greece’s Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) appears reassuring regarding a possible radiation leak from the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine and a risk for Greece. In an announcement the EEAE points out that the competent Greek authorities have recently drawn up a new, fully revised national emergency plan in the event …

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Radiation leak risk after power cut at occupied Chernobyl plant, Ukraine warns

Radioactive substances could be released from Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant because it cannot cool spent nuclear fuel after its power connection was severed, Ukraine’s state-run nuclear company Energoatom said on Wednesday. It said fighting made it impossible to immediately repair the high-voltage power line to the plant, which was …

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Athens Stock Exchange losses amount €9.3bln since the start of Ukraine war

Since the beginning of the war, the Athens Stock Exchange has recorded losses of 13.43 percent since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. The market’s capitalization has fallen by 9.345 billion euros. The Large Cap index has fallen by 15.0% and the Mid Cap index by 8.6%. The heaviest …

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Greek FM Dendias contacts Ukrainian counterpart, OSCE for Consul protection in Mariupol

Diplomatic sources in Athens said on Sunday that there are no reports of an attack on the OSCE building, which houses the Consulate General in Mariupol. Earlier reports also by international media claimed that the OSCE building had come under fire. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is contacting international organizations …

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Greece’s evacuation convoy from Mariupol crosses into safety in Moldavia

The convoy from Mariupol with 82 Greek citizens and journalists and diplomacy staff crossed the border into Moldova on Friday afternoon, the Foreign Ministry in Athens. On board of 28 vehicles, the evacuees left the war zone of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday for the safe West. For three …

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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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Greece’s Forum on Refugees receives a barrage of requests by Ukrainian citizens

The Greek Forum of Refugees said on Wednesday that it is getting phone calls every five minutes from Ukrainian citizens seeking help for themselves or their families, who have been impacted by the war in Ukraine. They ask for information about how a Ukrainian can ask for asylum in Greece, …

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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 supports Ukraine’s EU prospects, says PM Mitsotakis

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed his support to Ukraine’s European prospects on Monday after the appeal of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for immediate European Union membership. “Full solidarity with President Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine. We welcome Ukraine’s EU choice; they are one of us,”  Mitsotakis said in …

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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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