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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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Ukrainian people are “true war refugees,” says Greece’s Migration Minister

“Greece will participate in the effort to support the Ukrainian people, directly with technical and humanitarian assistance to Poland and other countries,” Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Saturday. At the same time, he stressed that refugees from Ukraine are “true refugees” as they are fleeing war. Speaking to Skai …

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Greece evacuates Embassy in Kiev; Consulates in Mariupol, Odessa still in operation

The Greek embassy in Kiev is being evacuated, the Foreign Ministry in Athens announced on Friday citing “rapid deterioration of the security situation” in the Ukrainian capital. In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, the Foreign Ministry said that the Ambassador of Greece in Ukraine requested and received approval to …

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“We, the people, are flies, have no worth,” says my elderly Ukrainian neighbor in Athens

“We are flies, have no worth, the powerful don’t care about us, the people,” says my neighbor Eva, an economic migrant from Ukraine. She has been weeping since Russia launched the military operations on Thursday morning, she is devastated about her family back home, her relatives and friends, the future …

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Shipping ministry urges Greek vessels to leave Ukrainian & Russian waters

Greece’s Port Authority’s Operations Center is in continuous contact with the captains of Greek-flagged- or -owned ships in the Black Sea and the necessary directions have been issued, Shipping & Island Policy Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said late on Thursday, adding he had spoken with the captains himself. According to the …

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Greece Civil Aviation issues 3-month ban of civilian flights using Ukraine FIR

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority CAA has issues a three-month ban on civilian aircraft using Ukraine-controlled airspace. In a statement issued on Thursday, the CAA cites the relevant decision of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), also issued on February 24, 2022. According to CAA, the ban of flights using …

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ECB must keep buying bonds to cushion Ukraine fallout, says Bank of Greece governor

The European Central Bank (ECB) should continue its bond-buying stimulus programme at least until the end of the year and keep it open-ended to cushion the fallout from any conflict in Ukraine, ECB policymaker Yannis Stournaras told Reuters. He was the first ECB official to spell out how events in …

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Greece’s opposition SYRIZA, KKE, MeRA25 condemn Russia’s military operation

Greece’s opposition parties condemned Russia’s military operation in Ukraine on Thursday morning. Main opposition left-wing party SYRIZA said in a statement: “SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance unequivocally condemns Russia’s military operations in Ukraine since early Thursday, which violate the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country. The EU must use all diplomatic means …

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FM Dendias to raise the issue of ethnic Greeks in Ukraine at EU FMs emergency meeting

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Tuesday that he will be raising Greece’s concerns for the safety of the ethnic  Greek minority in Ukraine at an emergency meeting of EU members states’ foreign ministers. The Greek community in Ukraine numbers some 150,000 people, Dendias said. End of January Dendias visited …

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Foreign Ministry urges Greeks to not travel to Ukraine, to contact Greece’s diplomatic representations (lists)

Greece’s Foreign Ministry advises Greek nationals to not travel to Ukraine for the time being. In an announcement issued early Tuesday afternoon, February 22, 2022, the Ministry encourages Greek nationals who are currently in the country to contact Greek diplomatic representations in Kiev, Mariupol and Odessa. Greek authorities in Ukraine: …

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“No concern about the adequacy of natural gas in Greece,” says Development Minister

Greece’s Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis appeared reassuring about the natural gas supply and the consequences that the developments in Ukraine will have for the country. Speaking to Skai Tv on Tuesday morning, the minister said that “there is absolutely no concern about the adequacy of natural gas in Greece from …

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Greece FM summons Ukrainian Ambassador over killing of one ethnic Greek, injuring of two

Greece’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to deliver a demarche requesting clarifications over the death of an ethnic Greek and the serious injury of two more members of ethnic Greeks community in an incident involving Ukrainian soldiers in the village Granitna, in Ukraine’s east near the border with Russia. …

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Two ethnic Greeks killed, two injured by Ukrainian soldiers

Two ethnic Greeks were fatally shot and two others were seriously injured by three Ukrainian soldiers in the village of Granitna, near the country’s eastern border with Russia, the Greek Foreign ministry said on Monday. The ministry said the incident took place after an argument over an “insignificant matter.” No …

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