Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had a conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias.
Dmytro Kuleba praised the decision of Nikos Dendias to visit Ukraine and, in particular, to have meetings with the Greek community in Mariupol.
Head of the Greek Foreign Ministry assured his Ukrainian colleague that this visit is an act of support of Ukraine.
“Last year I called all the partners to visit Ukraine in January-February 2022 as a signal of support for our country in time of security threats from the Russian Federation. Permanent stay of high foreign guests decreases tension. I appreciate that the Greek Foreign Minister responded to this call and will soon visit Ukraine”,- emphasized Kuleba.
Nikos Dendias said that the Greek side thoroughly follows the situation and considers that there is no any ground for premature decisions.
Greece does not plan to evacuate diplomats or their family members and does not call Greek citizens and Ukrainians of the Greek origin to leave Ukraine. Instead, the Government of Greece is ready to further effectively help the Greek community in Ukraine.
Dmytro Kuleba informed his colleague about the topical security situation in light of aggressive activities of Russia. Ministers discussed the preparations by the European Union of the sanctions against Russia. Heads of Foreign Ministries also coordinated the schedule of bilateral visits for 2022.
Dmytro Kuleba noted the importance of further development of the network diplomacy and closer coordination of the partners with Ukraine before and after contacts with the Russian side, so that the Kremlin did not have least temptation for further military escalation.