Contents tagged with Greece

  • US Defense Secretary: Russia meddling with Macedonian referendum

    US Defense Secretary James Mattis has accused Russia of trying to influence the outcome of the upcoming referendum in Macedonia, which is intended to clear the way for the country to join NATO.

    Mattis told reporters he has no doubt that the Russian government is financing pro-Russian groups in order to sabotage the referendum.

    “They have sent money and they are also conducting broader influence campaigns. We must give the Macedonians the opportunity to determine their own position,” Mattis …

  • Media: Greece recalls its ambassador from Russia

    Greece decided to recall its ambassador Andreas Friganas from the Russian Federation, reports Dikaiologitika news outlet. It is noted that Andreas Friganas received the request to return from Russia on Friday, August 10th. Another ambassador will be appointed in place of Friganas.

    At the same time, the publication Madata referring to sources in the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, denies the return of the Ambassador. According to the publication’s correspondent, there has been no decisions …

  • Kyiv: 200 Ukrainian sailors detained in Italy and Greece

    About 250 Ukrainian seamen have been detained by law enforcement officers from Greece and Italy, said     the Ukrainian State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andriy Zayats, as quoted by the press service of the Foreign Ministry, on the Facebook page.

    Zayats mentioned that the situation with the Ukrainian sailors has deteriorated.

    “The situation has deteriorated significantly in recent years. There have always been problems with sailors, but a situation of this magnitude is …

  • Greece decides to extradite to France Russian national suspected of cryptocurrency fraud

    The court in Greece approved the request of France to extradite a 38-year-old Russian Alexander Vinnik who is suspected of fraud using cryptocurrency. Vinnik is also wanted by the United States and Russia. Moscow threatened with retaliatory measures, Radio Liberty reports.

    Vinnik was arrested in Greece last year on a warrant issued by the United States. In France, the Russian is accused of cybercrime, money laundering, membership in criminal organization and extortion.

    Previously, the Greek …

  • Ukrainian President to invite Prime Minister of Greece to Mariupol

    President Petro Poroshenko is going to invite Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras to visit Mariupol and the Greek community on the Azov Sea, as stated on the Ukrainian President’s website.

    “We will reach an agreement. We will come with our Greek partners to launch several important projects on education, construction and support of the church. And many other things that will come from you, and I will defend it,” said Poroshenko when speaking with people of the Greek community of Mariupol. …

  • Ukrainian Embassy in Athens attacked with Molotov cocktails

    On the night of January 20, unknown suspects attempted to attack the Ukrainian Embassy in the Greek capital of Athens, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin reported on Twitter. There were no casualties.According to the spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Mariana Betsa, incendiary bottles were thrown at an area adjacent to the Embassy building. The private cars of the Embassy staff were also set on fire by the group of unidentified persons.

    "There was an attempt to attack our …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense: Russian warship Azov left Greek port

    The Russian landing ship Azov of the Black Sea Fleet – the first Russian ship to pass under the still-under-construction arch of the Kerch Strait Bridge in September – has left Pylos Port in Greece. This was reported on October 22nd by the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Defense Ministry.

    “Today, the Azov, a large landing ship of the Black Sea Fleet, left the Greek port of Pylos, where Russian sailors together with the crew of the Greek destroyer Navarinon took …

  • Greece agrees to extradite to US Russian citizen suspected of money laundering

    The court in Greece has approved the request for extradition to the US of Russian citizen Alexander Vinnik. Vinnik was detained on suspicion of laundering $4 billion through bitcoins, as reported by Interfax with reference to Vinnik’s lawyer, Ilias Spirliadis. "The court decided to grant the US request for Vinnick's extradition but we will appeal to the Supreme Court of Athens, so the decision made today is not final," Spirliadis said.

    Greek authorities detained Vinnik jointly with US …

  • Media: Four EU countries will send complaint to OSCE about Ukrainian Law on Education

    The foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece and Romania signed a letter to the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, where they expressed concern over the new law on education adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, reported Bulgarian news agency BGNES, citing the Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva.

    “We are certainly concerned, and it is not a coincidence that there is a joint initiative with colleagues from European countries that can be affected by this law. And today, the …

  • Medvedev: Russia is negotiating with Greece and Bulgaria an entry point for the second branch of the Turkish Stream pipeline

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that Russia is in talks with Greece and Bulgaria regarding an entry point to Turkey for the “Turkish Stream”, reports RIA Novosti.

    "We, within the framework of negotiations that are being conducted with a number of European countries, are determining where it is better to establish an entry point to Europe. There are different proposals. Negotiations are being conducted with a number of European countries, these are both Greece and Bulgaria. Well, and …