Shortly after the Foreign Ministry called for Greek citizens to leave Ukraine, they also announced the death of two members of the diaspora community in Ukraine.
Two Ukrainian soldiers are in custody for their murder.
The Foreign Ministry’s announcement:
“We express our deepest sorrow for the death of two expatriates and the serious injury of two others in the village of Granitna, which is located near the contact line in Eastern Ukraine.
“We also express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery of the injured.
“According to the available evidence, the perpetrators of the double murder are three soldiers of the Ukrainian army, who argued with the expatriates for an insignificant reason.”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, has requested to speak by telephone with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, in order to emphasise, again, the need to protect the Greek Community in Ukraine.”