Greek Consulate General in Ukraine moved for safety reasons

The Greek Consulate General in Ukraine has been temporarily relocated from the southeastern city of Mariupol to Dnepropetrovsk in the central part of the country due to security concerns, the Greek Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.

Ukrainian forces on Thursday regrouped to defend Mariupol against Russian-backed separatists, Reuters reported.

The decision to relocate was reached on the recommendation of Greece’s consul general in Mariupol, Dimitrios Papandreou.

All of the consulate’s services will be carried out as usual at the new location, Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos assured Greek communities living in the embattled country.