In an unprecedented move by the Zelenskiy administration, he essentially denounced Greek politicians for not supporting his actions.
As you know, in 2015, Ukraine imposed personal sanctions on KKE deputy George Lambrulis, former MEPs Sotiris Zarianopoulos and Georgios Maganas, saying that they are “enemies of Ukraine” and accomplices of “terrorist organizations”.
The reason was that the three leaders of the KKE, as observers, followed the elections in Donetsk and Lugansk, which took place in 2014.
Following a parliamentary inquiry by the KKE, the Minister of Foreign Affairs on 11 May summoned Ukrainian Ambassador to Greece K. Shutenko and put this question before him. The ambassador, according to the minister, “confirmed that the sanctions imposed in 2015 remain in force on the basis of the new Presidential Decree 184/2020, similar in content to the previous one, in which Messrs. Lambroulis, Zarianopoulos and Magganopoulos enter again.”
In other words, Zelensky in 2020 “proclaimed” the leaders of the KKE “enemies of the Ukrainian people.” However, this is not surprising, because in Ukraine the Communist Party is not only banned, any symbols of the Communists are also prohibited, for which the violator will be fined, or even imprisoned. Which, by the way, does not happen with Nazis and Nazi symbols.
A marcher in Kyiv ziguets in honor of the SS Galicia division. A frame from a live broadcast.