Secretary General of the Hellenic-Russian Union and President of the Friends of Crimea in Greece, Mr. Pavlos Christou: “Why don’t we have channels of communication with Russia, which has done us no harm?
Moscow is carrying out a friendly attack in Greece through its embassy and the media, after the announcement of sending a batch of TOMA and ammunition.
On the occasion of the elections in our country, the Russian factor tries to influence the situations, but also the public opinion in favor of the interests of Moscow.
The aim is to stop sending aid to Ukrainians, who according to reports are not yet ready for the high-profile attack on Russian forces in Bakhmut and other areas.
Yesterday we had an intervention via ITAR TASS, in which it was pointed out that “the Greek Foreign Ministry did not seek advice from the Russian Embassy in Athens or the Russian Foreign Ministry regarding assistance to the Greek minority living in the Donbass”.
This was announced by Russian Ambassador to Greece Andrei Maslov, referring to the thousands of Greeks living there.
Today, another Russian news agency points out that the Greece, through the Ministry of Defense, has announced that it is ready to transfer another batch of BMP-1s to Ukraine.
In addition to military vehicles, Greece is ready to supply Ukraine with 155mm shells and ammunition.
In addition, Athens has announced the possibility of assisting in the training of Leopard tank crews, while also expressing a desire to assist in the treatment of the wounded.”
This is the well-known announcement from the Pentagon, after the visit of the Ukrainian Defense Minister to Greece.
Announcement of the Secretary of the Hellenic-Russian Union to the Russian media
In the same article, the statements of the Secretary General of the Hellenic-Russian Union and President of the Society of Friends of Crimea in Greece, Mr. Pavlos Christou to the Russian media
“Greece should not cut ties with Russia, should not support anti-Russian sanctions.”
This was stated by the retired Lieutenant General of the Hellenic Air Force and Secretary General of the Greek-Russian Union, Mr. Pavlos Christou.
He recalled that “Greece and the Soviet Union fought Nazism together.
“Russia and Greece have the highest casualties of World War II relative to the size of their populations. We are Orthodox. We are people who have close ties. Both in Russia and in Greece there are large communities of compatriots”he told Russian news agency RIA Novosti.
He drew attention to the fact that the situation has changed, as the Greek authorities decided to be on the “right side” of history, which turned out to be a mistake.
Christou is co-chairman of the extra-parliamentary party Embros (Embros), which is running for election as part of the Alliance for Change coalition.
This coalition supports the lifting of sanctions against Russia, as well as the cut off of arms deliveries to kyiv and the re-establishment of ties with Russia.
“In parliament, public discourse has another dimension and another weight. And we will be able to discuss all these issues, both Greek-Turkish relations and international issues. Greece cannot cut ties with Russia. There shouldn’t be such a foreign policy,” said Christou, who recalled that Turkey has illegally occupied part of Cyprus and is threatening Greece, but Greece has communication channels with Turkey.
“Why don’t we have communication channels with Russia, which has done us no harm?” stressed the politician, adding that this is happening in the Crimea and he has always met with the Greeks, who have all the rights of Russian citizens.
As reported by REGNUM, Mr. Christou said kyiv made a very big mistake by shifting hostilities to the cities, and it is a crime against the Ukrainian people.
The officer pointed out that the President of Ukraine and the leadership of the country are committing a crime against their own people with thousands of casualties among the civilian population.
Christou also said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would not be able to carry out a counterattack because they did not have the necessary capabilities for this.
He thinks the United States is providing military assistance to kyiv, but not enough to win.”
Russian Ambassador to Greece Andrey Maslov said that the future of Ukraine and its citizens is not in the sphere of the interests of its allies.
He stressed that the aid to Ukraine from the United States of America and the countries of the European Union is not foreign. »