Greek Foreign Minister reiterates solidarity with Ukraine during meeting with President Zelensky

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias reiterated Greece’s “unshakable solidarity” with Ukraine during a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv on Wednesday afternoon.

During the meeting, Dendias also underlined that Greece “fully condemns any attempt to modify the borders by the revisionist forces”.

In response, President Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude to Greece for its support and for providing infantry fighting vehicles (IFCs) to Ukraine to help the country during its war with Russia.

Greece hands over 40 of its Soviet-made BMP-1 IFVs to Ukraine in exchange for 40 Marder IFVs to be delivered by Germany. Athens has so far received six German tanks.

Zelenskyy also thanked Greece for supporting Ukraine’s EU membership bid.

“It is important for us that Greece helps Ukraine overcome all challenges. And we feel that support,” President Zelenskyy said.

This meeting between Dendias and Zelenskyy comes as earlier today the Greek Foreign Minister met his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba.

During their meeting, Dendias reiterated that Greece will continue to support the country and the country’s ethnic Greek minority.

The two Foreign Ministers visited the Memorial Wall of Fallen Defenders in Kyiv, where Dendias laid flowers in honor of Ukrainian soldiers who died in battle during the Russian invasion.

Dendias also confirmed on Twitter that he and Kulebo had to hide in a shelter as the sirens of air raids sounded in the city and that his Ukrainian counterpart repeated the motto of the Greek War of Independence ‘Freedom or death’ as ​​they stalked housed.

These formal meetings concluded Dendias’ third visit to Ukraine since the Russian invasion, having already visited Odessa twice.

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