Greek FM backs Ukraine sovereignty, offers help with ‘humanitarian crisis’

On a visit to Kiev, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Thursday expressed Greece’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and for the enforcement of the ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agreed last week.

In comments to reporters after talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin, Kotzias stressed that diplomacy was the only way to solve political disputes.

“In international politics, sanctions are not a tool for expressing anger or sentiment,” he said, referring to restrictions being imposed on Russia by the European Union.

Kotzias also expressed Greece’s readiness to help Ukraine deal with its “humanitarian crisis,” chiefly by offering medical treatment to wounded citizens.