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Greek PM: ‘We will continue to stand by Ukraine’

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In a message to Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated that Greece “will continue to stand by Ukraine.”

Mitsotakis spoke yesterday during an online summit celebrating Ukraine’s Independence Day, noting today marks “six months since Russia’s unprovoked invasion and war of aggression against Ukraine.”

The Greek Prime Minister went on to describe Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as part of a “revisionist plan to redraw Europe’s borders,” which he likened to Turkey’s 1974 invasion of Cyprus.

“We had, in the past, a similar experience with the Turkish invasion and occupation of a large part of Cyprus, in 1974,” he said.

“This wound is still open, after almost 50 years. We know the pain and cost this brings to a country.”

Mitsotakis was firm in that “revisionism and lack of respect for the basic principles of International Law must be stopped from the start. If this is not done, attackers are encouraged to further their agenda.”

“It is a matter of principle for Greece not to accept the border change that Russia is trying to impose on Ukraine. Greece will be there, when this war ends, to support the reconstruction of Ukraine and help Kyiv on its European path.”

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