Foreign Minister of Ukraine from 24 August to 12 September evacuating about 200 ethnic Greeks of Mariupol and the surrounding area.
"191 Greek Ombudsman the Ukrainians, in their own most older people and children will be taken to Kyiv by bus. Then people will take a plane to the island of Rhodes ", - told in the Ministry, reports Korrespondent. Net. At the destination, the Greeks of Azov will be accommodated in a local hotel. Program transportation to a safe place organized at the initiative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine in cooperation with the General Secretariat for Greeks abroad. The Greeks of Azov are the third largest national group in Donetsk oblast and the largest center of compact residence of the Greeks within the entire former Soviet Union. We emphasize that in the last days in the Donbas, the situation deteriorated badly, Mariupol remains at the epicenter of the fighting. Despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side and the LPR and the DPR and return continue.