Operation to evacuate Greek Consul General from Ukrainian city of Mariupol underway

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Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, confirmed on Tuesday there is an operation underway to evacuate the Greek Consul General in Mariupol, Manolis Androulakis, along with local OSCE staff and their families.

The operation is being undertaken in close cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) in Europe.

In a tweet, Dendias said the evacuation convoy is already heading westwards towards Zaporizhia.

READ MORE: Russian shelling damages Consulate of Greece in Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

“I hope he will be able to return safely to our homeland,” Dendias said whilst thanking the Consul for his efforts to protect Greek expatriates in the Ukrainian port city.

This news comes as the Greek Red Cross announced it has sent a second large delivery of humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

The delivery includes three trucks loaded with 40 tons of humanitarian aid, as well as a mobile Red Cross Health Unit complete with nurses and a rescue vehicle manned by volunteer rescue workers.

READ MORE: ‘Terrified of the war’: Expatriates, refugees reach Greece after escaping Ukraine.

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