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Nikos Kotzias, Greek Foreign Minister.
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Jul 21, 2018
"The constant disrespect for Greece must stop. No one can or has the right to interfere in Greece's domestic affairs,'' the Greek foreign ministry said.

Russia stepped up its criticism of Greece over the expulsion of two of its diplomats, accusing the Greek government Wednesday of participating in “dirty provocations” around FYR Macedonia’s plan to become a NATO member.

Greece expelled the diplomats based at the Russian Embassy in Athens last week amid allegations they helped fund protests against an agreement to end Greece’s long-standing name dispute with FYR Macedonia. If ratified, the deal would allow FYR Macedonia to join NATO.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova alleged Wednesday that Greece, a NATO member since 1952, had acted under pressure from its military allies.

“We are fully aware that Greece was subjected to pressure at the highest level,” Zakharova told reporters.

She called the expulsions “crude and unjustified” and said they “will not remain without consequences,” but did not elaborate.

Since ordering the Russians out of Greece on July 11, Greek officials have insisted they want…

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On This Day

July 22
  • 1878: The first British High Commissioner of Cyprus, Sir Garnet Wolseley, arrived at Larnaca.
  • 1943: A mass demonstration of 200,000 people took place in Nazi-occupied Athens to protest the decision to award Bulgaria all northern Greek lands up to the Axios River. One hundered protesters were killed, leading Adolf Hitler to cancel his earlier decision.
  • 1959: The trial of Manolis Glezos and other leftists before a Greek military court ended with sentences of imprisonment, exile and denial of civil privileges.
  • 1980: Wrestler Stelios Migiakis won gold at the Olympic Games of Moscow.
  • Births: Despina Vandi, singer (1969).
  • Deaths: Tonis Maroudas (1988), Elafro singer.
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