Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in an interview The Guardiansaid that Athens would apply to the International Court of Justice in The Hague with a request to investigate war crimes in Mariupol.
The minister stated this in a comment before the meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels. “Greece will ask the International Court of Justice to investigate the war crimes that occurred in Mariupol,” Nikos Dendias said.
“Greece has a special interest in Mariupol because of the Greek community, which numbers over 100,000 people there. In addition, I will ask my colleagues in the Alliance to do everything they can to not only help Ukraine, but also protect Odessa, so that Odessa did not suffer the same fate as Mariupol,” he added.
Dendias, who led the mission of humanitarian aid to Odessa last weekend, did it on the eve of the speech of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky before the Greek Parliament.
During his trip to Odessa on Sunday, the Greek foreign minister also announced reopening of the Consulate of Greeceto help ethnic Greeks get away from the war from areas in the southeast.
Earlier, Nikos Dendias stated that intends to lead a humanitarian mission in Mariupol. However, this mission did not take place, despite the fact that the consents of both sides of the conflict were obtained.
April 7 President V. Zelensky spoke in the Greek Parliament with an incendiary speech, declaring that Ukraine will fight to the last Ukrainian – “Freedom or death, your revolutionaries said, today we are saying the same thing.”