The Greek Foreign Ministry called on its citizens to immediately leave Ukraine, announced the reduction of the embassy in Kiev to a minimum and the increase in the staff of the consulate general in Mariupol, a region where a large Greek diaspora lives compactly.
This is stated in statement Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
“This morning, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs chaired by Nikos Dendias, which was attended by Minister of National Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Minister of Education and Religion Niki Kerameos, Deputy Foreign Minister Andreas Katsanias.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly discourages traveling through the territory of Ukraine, and calls on Greek citizens who are in the country to leave the country immediately.
Greek citizens who have not yet left Ukraine are advised to immediately report their contact details to the Greek Embassy in Kiev.
At the same time, it is noted that the staff of the Kiev embassy has been reduced to the required level.
At the same time, the staff of the Consulate General of Mariupol will be strengthened.”
Contact information of the Embassy in Kiev:
As you know, during Friday and the weekend, 33 countries urged their citizens to urgently leave Ukraine and consider whether they should stay there.
The US, Canada and Israel are moving their embassies to Lviv. The Polish government is does not plan evacuation of diplomats from Ukraine, such decisions will be made only in case of emergency. However, from Poland, as Ukrainian media reportcamps are already being prepared to receive Ukrainian refugees.
According to the Ukrayinska Pravda publication, oligarchs and many politicians urgently left the country. They are leaving Ukraine en masse on private planes. According to UP, about 20 flights with deputies and wealthy businessmen left the country during the day. According to journalists, although one of Akhmetov’s planes took off on Sunday, the oligarch himself left the country on January 30 on a flight to Zurich. Businessman Viktor Pinchuk also left the same day. People’s Deputy Vadim Novinsky left the country on February 10 on a Kiev-Munich flight. On the same day, Alexander Yaroslavsky went abroad, whose motorcade knocked down a man to death. On February 12, Vadim Stolar and Vasily Khmelnitsky flew out of Ukraine, on February 13 – businessmen Andrey Stavnitser and Vadim Nesterenko. People’s Deputy from the party “EU» Sofia Fedyna said on the air of the Pryamoy TV channel that the family of Volodymyr Zelensky is in Italy in a villa.