Fear in Odessa, Russian bombs 150 meters from Zelensky and Mitsotakis' cars


By John

Explosions were reported less than 200 meters from the convoy of cars carrying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, minutes before the two leaders met unscathed in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. According to private television SKAI, the explosions occurred just 150 meters from the convoy and were caused by a Russian drone attack.

Greek government sources stated that Mitsotakis and all members of his delegation are in good health, while a few minutes after the incident Mitsotakis and Zelensky held their meeting as scheduled. Immediately after the explosions, the Greek convoy deviated from the planned route, following the instructions of the Ukrainian authorities, the TV said.
According to the correspondent of Greek public broadcaster ERT in Odessa, a ballistic missile attack in the city was also reported during the meeting of the two leaders, which set off sirens and activated air defense. The port city in southwestern Ukraine came under another airstrike on Saturday.
Mitsotakis' trip to Ukraine had not been announced previously, but Greek media today revealed that it was a quick visit to Odessa to meet Zelenskiy and show Athens' support for Kiev in the war against Russia.