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6 ethnic Greeks dead in Ukraine: Mitsotakis, Tsipras react

6 ethnic Greeks dead in Ukraine: Mitsotakis, Tsipras react

Four more ethnic Greeks were killed in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, raising the number of fatalities to six, state-run broadcaster ERT reported.

The victims were killed in the village of Buhas in the Donetsk region, when Russian missiles hit the area.

Earlier in the day, the Foreign Ministry announced that two ethnic Greeks were killed and six were injured, including a child, in Sartana, a town on the northeastern outskirts of the city of Mariupol. 

The ministry said it was “appalled” by the deaths and summoned the Russian envoy for a meeting at the ministry on Sunday. 

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted: “The death of our compatriots causes sadness and anger for this unacceptable act of Russian attack on civilians. Condolences to their loved ones. The Greek Consulate in Mariupol remains open for assistance.”

Opposition leader Alexis Tsipras tweeted: “Condolences to the families of our expatriates for the tragic loss of our 6 compatriots. The Russian invasion of Ukraine must end immediately. Let the weapons be silenced and the way opened for diplomacy.”