May 25, 2024

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K. Mitsotakis and V. Zelensky came under fire from Russian missiles and drones in Odessa! (UPD)

The area where the meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Ukrainian President Zelensky was supposed to take place today was hit by Russian missiles (Iskander-M and/or P-800 Oniks)

The strikes were carried out immediately after Mitsotakis arrived in the city, the course of which the Russians were monitoring by satellite.

The missile missed the convoy, falling about 80 meters from where the Greek mission had arrived. There is also information that just 150 meters from his convoy, a strike was carried out using a kamikaze drone of the Geran-2 type.

Today, ballistic missiles hit Odessa, where Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reportedly arrived earlier today to meet with Zelensky. This city is of great importance to Greek history as it was here that the Greek Revolution was planned.

The Russians fire ballistic missiles into the center of Odessa while the Greek Prime Minister and Zelensky are in the city. Explosions disrupt church services and daily life.

Ukrainian media report an explosion in Odessa According to Greek media, Zelensky and Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis were supposed to meet today in Odessa.

Greek Defense Minister Nikos Dendias contacted his Ukrainian counterpart Rustem Umerov and the Chief of the General Staff of Ukraine Alexander Sirsky.

Today I had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Defense of Ukraine @rustem_umerov and the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Alexander Syrsky, who, on their initiative, informed me about the security situation in Ukraine.

In addition to Stavros Papastavrou and the Prime Minister, the Greek delegation includes Anna Maria Boura, Director of the Prime Minister’s Diplomatic Office, Kira Kapi, Aristotle Peloni and Alexandros Marakis, as well as Mr. Mitsotakis’ personal photographer and cameraman.

The meeting between Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Vladimir Zelensky is taking place as usual and continues.

As government sources told ProtoThema, “There are no problems with the security of the Prime Minister and the Greek mission.” “We are fine”, – said Minister of State Stavros Papastavrou, who is in the Greek delegation. The meeting between Mitsotakis and Zelensky is taking place as usual and continues, the publication writes.

The publication writes that the Greek delegation “everyone is healthy, and Ukrainian forces immediately changed the route of the Greek mission”. According to the publication’s correspondent, journalists have been notified that Zelensky and Mitsotakis will hold a joint press conference in the near future.
The Greek delegation includes eight people, in addition to the prime minister and their security detail. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Minister of State Papastavrou, Deputy Government Spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni, Head of the Prime Minister’s Diplomatic Office Anna Maria Boura and the Prime Minister’s Director of Public Relations Kira Kapi, Mitsotakis’s personal photographer and cameraman.


Ukrainian sources report, that this morning there was a strong explosion in Odessa. There were no official details from authorities. Local publics wrote about 5 dead.

Russia also did not officially comment on the strike.


Comments about what is happening from a Ukrainian journalist.

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