The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Russia to immediately stop hostilities, condemning the military operation in Ukraine. The Foreign Ministry statement says:
“Greece unreservedly condemns the current Russian attack on Ukraine, which is a clear violation of international law and world values. It also undermines European peace and security. We call on the Russian side to immediately stop hostilities, which, among other serious consequences, threaten the lives of civilians, in including the Greek community living in Ukraine. We express our solidarity with Ukraine. We will continue to support the Greek community of Ukraine in these difficult times.”
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the protection of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of all states is a fundamental principle for Greece, and it condemns any violation of these basic principles provided for in the UN Charter.
Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed on the constant coordination of their actions with European partners and NATO allies, in relation to responding to violations of international law. The Greek authorities in Ukraine – the embassy in Kiev, the consulates general in Mariupol and Odessa – are in constant contact with Greek citizens and holders of special compatriot identity cards in order to provide them with any possible assistance.
The day before, the official representative of the Greek Foreign Ministry did not answer questions from the media whether Greece condemns the shelling of Donbass by Ukrainian troops and the death of civilians, and whether Greece condemns the violation of such a basic principle of international law as non-interference in internal affairs, which led to a coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014 year.