“We are thinking of the Greek community in Ukraine as it is going through difficult times and suffering from the hardships of war,” President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said in her message to the Greeks in the Diaspora on the eve of Greek Independence Day on March 25.
Sakellaropoulou said that Greece’s struggle for independence 200 years ago is a constant reminder “of the value of unity and harmony of our nation that transcends our borders.”
She pointed out that the idea of a Greek struggle for independence from Ottoman rule was hatched in the port city of Odessa, “while the revolution was kindling in the heroic city of Mariupol, where ‘little Greece’ flourished on the Sea of Azov.”
Greece is on the side of the Greeks in Ukraine, Sakellaropoulou stressed.
PS In her message, the President of Greece “forgot” to mention Russia’s role in the 1821 revolution. A country without which, perhaps, modern Greece would not exist. Well, that’s politics, and now Greece has a new “friend” who is “better than the old two”.