mariupol

Ukraine’s Mariupol Celebrates Inauguration of New Greek Square

  Mariupol, or Marioupolis as it is known in Greek, is an important city of nearly 500,000 people in south eastern Ukraine, situated on the north coast of the Sea of Azov at the mouth of the Kalmius river, in...

The Greeks of Donetsk Oblast: Surviving the Ukraine Crisis

Unbeknownst to many, Greeks make up the third largest nationality in the Donetsk Oblast (Donetsk Province) in the Ukraine. In particular, the region is home to the city of Mariupol where a large influx of Pontic Greeks came to...

Greece Offers 'War Relief' to Greek-Origin Ukrainians

The Greek government said they will give special treatment to Greek-origin Ukrainian citizens of war-torn areas who want to resettle in the European Union. According to a EUobserver report citing the Greek foreign ministry, about 90,000 Greek-origin citizens who live in...

Deadly Bombings Inflict Greek Community Near Mariupol

The story of Sartana - a Ukrainian town near Mariupol, Ukraine mostly inhabited by members of the Greek community - has not been widely heard. The town located 10 km from Mariupol was bombed and the destruction shows the...

Greeks in Ukraine

The first ancient Greek colonies appeared in the area of modern Ukraine in the 6th century, near the Black Sea coast and the Crimean peninsula. In the region of Mariupol there are 29 Greek villages and approximately 150,000 residents of Greek...

Greek NGO Sends Medicine to Greeks in Mariupol

The Federation of Greek Communities in Ukraine received medical supplies for the villages of the wider Mariupol and eastern Ukraine area, on Tuesday, March 3. Many Ukrainian citizens of Greek origin reside in the area and will benefit from...

Thessalonians Gather Medical Supplies for Greeks in Ukraine

The Carers Association of northern Greece (SFBE), based in Thessaloniki, will be collecting medical supplies to send to Ukraine. The Association is looking for mild medical supplies that will help cover the needs of Greeks in Mariupol who are suffering...

Greek Gov’t Urged to Host Greeks in Ukraine Conflict Zones

The Federation of Greek Associations in Ukraine sent a letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras requesting that Greece provides temporary shelter for Greeks in Ukraine’s conflict zone, who are in need of immediate assistance. The letter described the tragic...

Greek Deputy Defense Minister Calls for Immediate End of Violence in Ukraine

Greek Deputy Defense Minister Kostas Isichos called for an immediate end to the “continuously escalating violence” in Ukraine, announcing that there are plans for Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias to visit Moscow, Kiev and possibly Mariupol, where the presence...

Consultation for Ukraine's Greek Expatriates Held in Foreign Ministry

A biministerial meeting was held earlier today at the Greek Foreign Ministry under Minister Nikos Kotzias, regarding the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the safety conditions of ethnic Greek expatriates residing on either side of the hostilities line in...