The Greek flag waves again at the embassy in Kyiv (VIDEO)

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The Greek flag is once against waving at the embassy as it reopened its doors in the Ukrainian capital.

“The Greek flag is raised again  over the building of the Greek Embassy in Kyiv,” wrote Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, who also posted a video on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/NikosDendias/status/1524089470131347460

In a highly symbolic move, the Greek embassy reopened its doors in the Ukrainian capital, Dendias announced on Monday in a statement following a meeting with Kenyan Foreign Minister Raychelle Omamo.

Manolis Androulakis, the last diplomat to leave the Greek-founded city of Mariupol, has been appointed head of the Greek embassy in Kyiv, Nikos Dendias also announced.

At the same time, he sent the message that Greece, through its embassy in Kyiv and the consulate in Odessa, is next to the Greek community, but also next to the Ukrainian people.

It is recalled that the Greek embassy was closed on February 25, one day after the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.

Elsewhere, the US House of Representatives passed a $40bn aid package for Ukraine on Tuesday evening, with lawmakers signalling a bipartisan commitment to thwart the Russian aggression.

The legislation was passed with 219 Democrats and 149 Republicans voting in favour of it. Only two Democrats did not vote for the legislation at all but 57 Republicans voted against the legislation.

The bill would provide Ukraine military and economic assistance, replenish weapons the Pentagon has shipped overseas and provide $5 billion to address global food shortages.

Meanwhile, on the south coast, Russia fired three hypersonic missiles at Odesa as part of a barrage on the major Black Sea port city, according to the Centre for Defence Strategies, a Ukrainian think tank tracking the war.

One person was killed and five were hurt in the barrage, which hit a shopping centre and a warehouse on Monday. The centre identified the weapons used as Kinzhal, or “Dagger”, hypersonic air-to-surface missiles.

Russia was allegedly behind a massive cyberattack against a satellite internet network that took tens of thousands of modems offline, western nations said on Tuesday.

British foreign secretary Liz Truss called the internet hack “deliberate and malicious” and the council of the European Union (EU) said it caused “indiscriminate communication outages” in Ukraine and several bloc member states.

“After those modems were knocked offline it wasn’t like you unplug them and plug them back in and reboot and they come back,” Rob Joyce, the US National Security Agency’s Director of Cybersecurity, told Reuters.

At the same time, Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said the only way to remove the threat of a dangerous Vladimir Putin is to remove him from power.

“From our standpoint, up until the point the current regime is not in power, the countries surrounding it will be, to some extent, in danger,” the top diplomatic told the Associated Press on Monday.

“Not just Putin but the whole regime because, you know, one might change Putin and might change his inner circle but another Putin might rise into his place,” Mr Landsbergis added.

Officials of the Baltic state have been outspoken about their fears but Mr Landsbergis’ calls for regime change go beyond what most Nato allies have been willing to express.

Russian president Vladimir Putin could use nuclear weapons if he feels that he’s losing the war in Ukraine or if he perceives his regime to be under threat, the US intelligence chief has warned.

US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines appeared in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, testifying that Mr Putin may become more “unpredictable” and “escalatory” in his invasion of Ukraine that began on 24 February.

The spy chief added that Mr Putin is preparing Russia for a “prolonged conflict” in Ukraine that could involve Moldova and he may impose martial law to get his way.

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