February 8, 2023

Athens News

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Greeks of Crimea: the people have made their choice

People are tired that decisions are being made for them, that someone does not agree with their choice, Khristofor Yefimov, chairman of the Sevastopol Greek society Khersones, said in an interview with Sevastopol television.

Appeal driver community of Sevastopol to the Greeks of the world dedicated just to the fact that we had a referendum in which the people decided (to become part of Russia). And we appeal to the Greeks of the whole world with the aim that our choice be recognized. Because no one can decide for us [нашу судьбу].

This appeal was inspired by the Greeks from the city of Athens, from the city of Thessaloniki and Corinth, those Greeks, thousands of whom came out to demonstrate in support of Russia and against fascism, because the Greeks will never be able to put up with fascism.

Despite the policy that the Greek government sometimes, contrary to common sense, pursues, despite the fact that it does not always take into account the interests of its citizens, the Greeks have always been pro-Russian, they have always known that we are fraternal peoples.

And after speaking in Greece in support of Russia, we decided to write an appeal to express our position, how we [политическое решение о присоединении Крыма к России] we see from the inside, because we live here, on the territory of Crimea.

Greece is a link in terms of Orthodoxy. We know that Russia and Ukraine are also two mostly Orthodox countries. There is a brotherly relationship, both with one and with the other. You can’t separate Ukraine and Russia, you can’t separate Greece and Russia, Greece and Ukraine.

And when two neighbors are fighting, in no case should one of them be given a baton [поставлять оружие. Прим. редакции]to hit them even harder. Here it is necessary just to come to a common denominator, to a consensus, and to resolve these issues peacefully, through negotiations.

AT circulation it was just said: “We consider only when our choice is recognized, including by the Greeks around the world, the choice of us, the Greeks living in the territory of Sevastopol, only then some kind of normal human dialogue will turn out.”

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