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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Athens Supporting Greeks of Mariupol

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Kyriakos Gerontopoulos responded immediately to the Greek community of Mariupol's request for financial support of the local Medical Center “Hippocrates.” More...

49-year-old Greek Killed in Donetsk [Update]

A 49-year-old Greek citizen originating from a village close to Donetsk, Ukraine, was killed in a shootout during clashes in the area surrounding the airport...

Venizelos Grieves Over Sartana’s Greek Victims

Greece's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos expressed deep grief over the death of six Greeks recently killed in a mortar attack...

Greeks of Ukraine Fighting Alone

The point that defines the end of the Ukrainian army is the community of Sartana in Mariupol, where soldiers control who comes and goes,...

Greek Consulate Transferred from Mariupol to Dnipropetrovsk for Security Reasons

According to Greece's Foreign Ministry, the Greek Consulate in Mariupol, Ukraine, will urgently be transferred from Mariupol to Dnipropetrovsk, due to the hostilities in the region,...