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First Grain Ship Since Russia Invasion Leaves Ukraine

A ship carrying grain left the port of Odessa on Monday morning. It is the first since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February. Russia has been blockading Ukrainian ports, but the two sides agreed to a deal to resume...

Greek FM Nikos Dendias Visits Odessa, Ukraine

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited the Ukrainian city of Odessa on Tuesday, where he reaffirmed his country's dedication to preserving the city's cultural heritage. While in the Southern city of Odessa, Dendias visited the Odessa National Scientific Library, which...

Ancient Greek Amphoras Discovered as Ukraine Soldiers Dig Trenches

Ancient Greek amphoras were among artifacts discovered last week in Odessa, Ukraine by soldiers while "digging defenses" to protect the city from Russian attacks. Soldiers from the Ukrainian 126th Territorial Defense brigade who found the artifacts wrote on Facebook that...

Massive Shipment of Humanitarian Aid from Greece Headed to Ukraine

A massive shipment of humanitarian aid from Greece, the fourth such package sent in the wake of the war, was shipped to Odessa, Ukraine on Tuesday. The last time Greece sent an aid package to the war-torn country was on...

Greek FM Dendias Leads Mission to Odesa as City is Hit by Air Strikes

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited the strategic port of Odesa, Ukraine on Sunday as Russian forces have launched airstrikes at the city. Dendias delivered humanitarian aid, met members of the Greek Diaspora and assessed the condition of premises inextricably...

History of the Greeks in Ukraine: Staying Silent We Betray Our Heritage

The history of the Greeks’ presence on the northern shore of the Black Sea, what is now Ukraine and Russia, goes back millennia, even before the Classical Greek era. The Myceneans, one of history’s first seafaring cultures, knew the Black...

Ukraine’s Road Signs Direct Expletives at the Russian Army

Several towns and cities in Ukraine have changed their official road signs to both confuse the Russian army and show defiance by insulting the invading forces. A British newspaper correspondent tweeted the following photograph from Odessa showing an official street...

Filiki Eteria Museum: Odessa’s Mansion where the Greek Revolution was Planned

The Filiki Eteria Museum in Odessa, Ukraine is a beacon of Hellenism, housed as it is in the very place where the Greek War of Independence was conceived and planned. The former Kresnij Pereulok Street home of Greek businessman and...

Mariupol Besieged, without Electricity as “Worst is Yet to Come”

The people of Mariupol, Ukraine, a city that was founded by Greeks and where many ethnic Greeks still live, were under siege and without electricity, heat, water or sewer service on Thursday as the port awaited its fate after...

Greek Park Inaugurated in Odessa with Officials and Syrtaki Dance (video)

Philanthropist Pantelis Boumbouras (left) with Odessa Mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov  A Greek park to promote Hellenic culture was inaugurated in Odessa, Ukraine on Sunday, with a generous donation of the Boumbouras family of Lemnos island and several Greek officials attending. The Greek...