The so-called ”Donetsk People`s Republic” (”DPR”) has opened an unofficial office in Greece on Tuesday, according to the Russian news agency TASS.
”It is the third such center opened in European Union states,” so-called head of the ”DPR” representation center in Greece and a co-organizer of Greece`s Safe Donbas society Andreas Zaferis said at an ”opening” ceremony, TASS wrote
”Soon, such centers will open in other European countries,” he added.
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Greek government officials, however, stressed that the center has no official diplomatic status.
”Greece has never recognized the self-proclaimed `Donetsk People`s Republic.` Any actions undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine are in complete opposition to the Greek government`s firm stance on respect for Ukraine`s territorial integrity,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Stratos Efthymiou said in response to a journalist`s question regarding reports of the opening of a self-proclaimed ”official delegation of the Donetsk People`s Republic” in Greece.
”The news agency report of the aforementioned unrecognized entity`s opening of an `official` delegation obviously does not reflect the reality of the situation,” the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Facebook.
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