Lavrov: We were friends with the Greeks but they submitted to American demands
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed his dissatisfaction with the position Greece has taken in relation to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, through the Russian embassy in Athens.
"We were friends with the Greeks. We noted the transformations in the country's leadership. She was forced or she herself agreed to submit to the American demands. We have drawn the conclusions in relation to those who so happily supported aggression against Russia," the embassy's tweet reads.
With this tweet, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed his displeasure through the Russian embassy in Athens, in an unprecedented reaction to the position Greece has maintained in the war in Ukraine.
Ήμασταν φίλοι με τους Έλληνες. Σημειώσαμε τις μεταμορφώσεις στην ηγεσία της χώρας. Αναγκάστηκε ή η ίδια συμφώνησε να υποταχθεί στην αμερικανική επιταγή. Βγάλαμε τα συμπεράσματα σε σχέση με εκείνους που τόσο ευχάριστα υποστήριξαν την επιθετικότητα κατά της Ρωσίας. pic.twitter.com/acnUrkGVnC
— Rus Embassy, Greece (@RFEmbassyGr) January 23, 2023
The two "camps"
The tweets continued: "In recent years Greece and Cyprus have been among the friendliest countries to us. We had a huge number of joint cultural and educational events. Economic cooperation was actively developing for the sake of mutual interests. The speed with which they moved not only to the "camp" of those who signed the sanctions, but also to the group of leaders of anti-Russian actions, was strange. It reflects the imposed line of aggressive confrontation and not the interest of the Greeks," the Russian embassy in our country says, echoing the words of Sergei Lavrov.
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