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.
The city of Mariupol is not far from the line of contact. In January 2015, militants, using the Grad system, fired on the residential district of Mariupol. Thirty people were killed, and 119 others were injured.
The Greek population is the second largest national minority in the Donetsk region after Russians. In 2001, 77,500 Greeks were living in the region.