Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that Turkey has completely adopted Russia's methods, threatening Athens.
He wrote about this in a column for Ekathimerini.
According to Dendias, the bombed-out Kyiv serves in a certain sense as an ideal place to convey to the world community information about what the Greeks are facing. The minister, in particular, stated the common challenges faced by Greece and Ukraine.
"Both countries have large aggressive neighbors on the eastern borders; both neighbors claim that our territories were illegally obtained by us from the former empires, Russian and Ottoman. For the eastern neighbors of Greece and Ukraine, borders do not exist, they are artificial, and therefore are openly denied. And Greece and Ukraine supposedly control territories that do not belong to us: Crimea, Donbas, islands of the Aegean Sea, at best our countries should exercise limited sovereignty in these territories, demilitarizing them, according to this revisionist narrative, our countries violate the rights of "ethnic" minorities" , - explained Dendias.
According to him, threats of invasion, which in the case of Ukraine have not remained mere threats, are combined with a hybrid war using all means, such as using migration as a weapon and blocking energy flows.
"The propaganda war and personal attacks against the leadership of our countries are also part of this hybrid war. Turkey has completely adopted Russia's methods. It clearly warns: 'Be careful if you don't want to become another Ukraine,'" the Greek minister said.
"We speak about the challenges we face in Athens, Brussels, Washington and elsewhere; but our voice takes on added urgency and seriousness when we speak from a bomb shelter in Kyiv," he said.
According to Dendias, the message sent from Kyiv angered Turkey.
"The message is simple: if the actions against Ukraine are not stopped, there will be imitators. The most moving moment for me was when my Ukrainian colleague repeated the slogan of the Greek war for independence in front of the camera: 'Freedom or death,'" the minister said.
It will be recalled that the talks between the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Greece were interrupted by an air raid on October 19, so the diplomats had to continue them in a bomb shelter.