Sirens in Kyiv send Greek FM to shelter during meeting with counterpart

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was taken to a shelter as the sirens sounded while he was meeting his counterpart, Dmitry Kuleba, at the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Greek Foreign Minister and the Greek delegation were safely taken to a shelter in the Ukrainian capital.

Earlier, issues related to the diaspora were on the agenda of Nikos Dendias' visit to Kyiv, from where he condemned revisionist actions.

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As he tweeted from the visit, the Greek Foreign Minister also met with the Rector of the State University of Mariupol.

Starting my visit to #Kyiv, I had a meeting at the 🇬🇷Embassy with Parliamentary Friendship 🇬🇷-🇺🇦 Group Chairperson, T.Plachkova, #Mariupol State University Rector, M.Trofymenko, and #Cyprus Deputy Chief of Mission @LThemistokleous. (1/2)

— Nikos Dendias (@NikosDendias) October 19, 2022

Dendia's visit to Kyiv is the third to Ukraine during the war. His two previous visits were to Odessa, a city of immense importance for Hellenism.

The recommendation to evacuate Kiev

Yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a recommendation to the Greeks who are in Kyiv to leave as soon as possible, due to the renewed bombardment of the last few days.

"Given that the security situation in Ukraine continues to be fluid and precarious, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs points out that what is stated in its announcements from February 14 and 22, 2022, continues to apply," the relevant announcement states.

"At the same time, Greek citizens in Ukraine are advised to leave the country immediately. It is also recommended that Greek citizens who have not...

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