Review Hari Stefanatos
The Greek Foreign Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, who arrived in Brussels on Monday to take part in the European Foreign Ministers summit stressed the need for EU to give a “very clear and very strong European position” on the crisis in Ukraine.
“We must remain calm and productive if we are to overcome this situation”, Venizelos said.
The Greek FM told journalists that the main priority is the maintenance of stability in the region, adding that any decision that will be taken must also be productive and avoid creating a situation similar to the Cold War era. “The crisis in Ukraine has to be de-escalated,” he said, to add that “we cannot underestimate the role of Russia and of Euro-Russian relations, not just on the European continent, but on the global stage”.
Over the weekend, Venizelos visited Kiev and Mariupol, near Crimea, which is home to a large ethnic Greek community.