Explosions in Odessa with Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis in the city. Zelensky: “There are dead and wounded”


By John

“We heard and saw this attack today (a Odessa, ed.). You see who we're dealing with. They don't care where to hit. I know there were victims. I don't know the details, but I know that there are dead and injured”: the Ukrainian president said so Volodymyr Zelensky in the press conference with the Greek prime minister Mitsotakis, as reported by Rbc Ukraine. “At the end (of the visit), we heard the sound of air raid sirens and explosions very close to us. We didn't have time to go to the shelters“said Mitsotakis, speaking of an “impressive experience”.

Minister Stavros Papastavrou confirmed that “there are no injuries among the Greek delegation following the explosion, which occurred approximately 150 meters away” in Odessa. He writes it on X the Kathimerini English edition account.

According to Kathimerini, the meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took place as planned in Odessa, where an explosion occurred near the Ukrainian president's motorcade. The Greek delegation was about 200 meters from the site of the explosion but all its members remained unharmed, Kathimerini reported. The meeting with Zelensky had not been announced by the Greek government: Mitsotakis visited Odessa this morning before his trip to Romania, where he is expected for the two-day conference of the European People's Party (EPP) in Bucharest. According to Ert news, the visit of the Greek prime minister was a decision of “high symbolic value” to reaffirm Athens' solidarity with Kiev, a few days before the two-year anniversary of the outbreak of the war. Also today, the Greek Defense Minister, Nikos Dendias, announced on .