On Tuesday, Greece’s main opposition New Democracy (ND) criticised the government’s handling of the Athens-Moscow affair that had as a result the expulsion of two Russian diplomats, and the lack of the coalition leadership to brief parliament on the details.
In an announcement, ND said that as the main opposition party in the country, it “has asked the government to brief parliament. Even more so when some of the individuals involved in the case had, until recently, privileged connections with members of the SYRIZA-ANEL government.”
Last week, the party’s shadow Foreign minister Giorgos Koumoutsakos has referred to the ongoing case, saying that “Everything suggests that the issue Greek-Russian relations are facing is particularly serious. It is obvious that any attempt to intervene in the domestic affairs of a country is condemnable and unacceptable”, still, he noted, it should be handled with “determination and rigour.”
The present announcement reiterated that ND considers that every attempt at foreign intervention in the domestic affairs of a country must be immediately dealt with, but added that “it is unacceptable in such a serious issue for the government to make do with leaks and the only information reaching the citizens and political parties to come from media information and unnamed sources.”
The report by ANA-MPA read that “The announcement also criticised government suggestions that the illegal action of the Russian diplomats was in any way linked to the opposition to the Prespes Agreement.”…. / IBNA