“Greece, as a matter of principle, respects the territorial integrity, the sovereignty and the independence of all countries. Consequently, it unequivocally condemns revisionist actions that are contrary to these values and furthermore it condemns brutal violence, from which many innocent people will, unfortunately, lose their lives. So, as member of both the
European Union and NATO, we coordinate with our partners so that our reaction is not only joint but also commensurate with the unprecedented Russian provocativeness,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a statement at the start of an emergency meeting of Greece’s Government Council on Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA), held at the Maximos Mansion on Thursday.
“We are, of course, also keeping our gaze firmly fixed on the Greek community in the area, especially those in the Mariupol zone,” the premier added.
Mitsotakis noted that “The Russian attack on Ukraine brings…the global community face to face with its responsibility, as the Ukraine crisis tests a great many things: the limits of international Law, the validity of treaties and the right of countries to live in freedom.
Similarly, many things are under threat, starting with geopolitical stability in Europe and the international energy balance.”
The prime minister noted that the goverment is adapting its policies to the new facts as they are arise. “At a national level we have already ensured energy adequacy and we are working on scenarios that will concern the absorption, as much as possible, of the increase in energy rates, as long as these last,” he added.
Finally, he said that historical revisionism using the force of arms must find all democratic countries of the planet opposed to it. “On this front, the responsibility of the governments, peoples and the European family are now being judged,” he said.