Greek Alternate Foreign Affairs Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis visited a migrant camp for Ukrainians at Dorohusk, Poland on Wednesday, at the border with Ukraine, noting that the Ukrainian refugees who fled their country after Russia's invasion are "a true humanitarian disaster." said
"Greece's message is very clear: solidarity to the Ukrainian people and support to Poland. The EU know knows and must not leave any member state by itself in our common problems," the minister said in a tweet. In another such posting, he said that over 1.3 million Ukrainian refugees have crossed the border into Poland so far.
The war must end and Russian leader Vladimir Putin's expansionist dreams must also end, he said. Varvitsiotis also commented on the impressive, as he said, manner in which Polish authorities and society managed this unprecedented refugee wave, the greatest in Europe following World War II. The EU has granted them refugee status and freedom of movement in member states, while Greece has already received over 20,000 refugees and can take in more if need be, he added.
Varvitsiotis was welcomed at the border station by border guards, the local authorities, and other frontline staff. He also visited the refugee facilities for Ukrainians at Hel, near the borders.
In Warsaw, the Greek minister was welcomed by Polish Minister for European Affairs Konrad Szymanski and met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Pawel Jablonski.