Greece expels Russian diplomats for meddling in domestic affairs

12 July, 2018, 12:28 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Greece 'orders expulsion of two Russian diplomats'

Greece will expel two Russian diplomats and ban entry to another two over suspicions they attempted to undermine a deal between Athens and Macedonia last month, Greek newspaper Kathimerini reports. "Greece has proven that, in the context of a multifaceted foreign policy, it wants good relations with all states", Tzanakopoulos told Skai, adding that "all states must respect global law as well as the Greek government and the Greek state".

Meanwhile, a Russian Foreign Ministry official told reporters on Wednesday that Moscow always took tit-for-tat steps in response to diplomats' expulsion. None of the reports said whether the expulsions had actually taken place, although the Greek spokesman suggested some kind of action had been taken.

Kathimerini said Greek authorities were investigating intrusion into domestic policy issues and quoted diplomatic sources as saying the suspicions were exclusively focused on those four individuals.

One of the two diplomats to be expelled was named as Russian embassy official Victor Yakovlev, according to Kathimerini, which cites senior diplomatic sources.

"The Greek state wishes [to have] good relations with all states. However, it is impossible to agree with the behavior, which does not respect worldwide law and the Greek state", he told the Skai Greek TV channel answering a question on the issue.


Greece has expelled two Russian diplomats suspected of meddling in the delicate Macedonian issue in a rare dispute between the two Orthodox Christian nations.

"It is within that framework, and whenever required, measures have been taken. That has also occurred this time", Tzanakopoulos said.

That is because Athens has always been upset FYR Macedonia is too similar to a region in northern Greece called Macedonia.

The two countries agreed to the renaming of the former Yugoslav republic's name to North Macedonia.

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