Stern response of Greek foreign ministry to Moscow

Stern response of Greek foreign ministry to Moscow

The Greek foreign ministry categorically rejects as “unfounded allegations” that the decision to expel Russian diplomats was taken following the pressures of third parties Thursday, July 19, 2018
A sharply worded Greek foreign ministry statement said that, "The evidence on the basis of which Greece acted [expelled two diplomats] had been presented in a timely manner to Russian authorities”, and that Russian authorities “know very well what their people are doing”.
Alternate defence minister: Imprisonment of Greek officers Erdogan’s choice

Alternate defence minister: Imprisonment of Greek officers Erdogan’s choice

Kouvelis said that similar incidents are usually resolved 'simply with a phone call' Thursday, July 19, 2018
“The arrest of the two Greek military officers and their unacceptable incarceration constitutes a political choice on the part of Turkey, and of Erdogan specifically,” Kouvelis told SKAI television.

Editorial: The obfuscation of the crisis with Moscow

Clearly, Russia is attempting in every way to avert the accession to Nato of Western Balkan countries Thursday, July 19, 2018
The competent Greek foreign ministry cannot remain silent for so many days, with the government spokesman offering only generalities regarding the defence of national interests and a multi-pronged foreign policy.
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Moscow speaks of 'consequences' of diplomats' expulsion from Greece

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova did not mention plans to expel Greek diplomats Wednesday, July 18, 2018
“Athens withstood the first wave of expulsions over the Scripal affair. Many pressures ensued and we know what happened with capitals that did not acquiesce. We know who has undertaken to create a confrontation between Athens and Moscow,” Zakharova said.
Mitsotakis launches frontal attack on SYRIZA, Independent Greeks

Mitsotakis launches frontal attack on SYRIZA, Independent Greeks

'Let Mr. Tsipras organise as many fiestas as he wants. The citizens do not listen to him or believe him, and they will not give him another opportunity.' Wednesday, July 18, 2018
“The sooner elections are held, the better. Whenever they are held, we will win. I would suggest to Mr. Tsipras to hold elections before the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair," Mitsotakis said.
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