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 embassy in Athens with bottle bombs last night. Probably those were radicals influenced by Russia. No one was injured. We agreed with the Greeks on the interaction and 24-hour security [of the Embassy]," Klimkin wrote.

Local media reported that three cars of the Embassy's employees were burnt as a result of the attack. Pavlo Klimkin will hold a telephone conversation with the Minister of Greece in the near future, presumably to discuss the assault.

The present government of Greece, which unites left-wing and right-wing populists, is considered to be pro-Russian. Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, who has previously expressed his view on easing sanctions against Russia, ultimately supports their continuation as a "common European decision."

The incident comes on the heels of an earlier decision by the Greek parliament to approve a package of tough reforms in the face of thousands of protests.

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