Brussels and Athens, Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Turkey's recent threatening rhetoric "cannot be tolaretad by Greece or the European Union," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Tuesday after EU leaders agreed to a year-long ban on Russian oil imports, which will begin at the end of the year.
If tensions persist, he also requested his peers to revisit Turkey at the regular European Council meeting in June, and to issue "an outspoken and clear condemnation of this unwarranted Turkish aggression."
Mitsotakis called the EU's resolution on Russian oil imports a "success" since it "managed to agree on the 6th package of sanctions against Russia, taking into account the geographical sensitivities of some member-states."
"As a result, 90 percent of Russian oil destined for Europe will cease to arrive, depriving Russia of vital resources to continue the conflict in Ukraine," he warned.
(Report by: The Decision Maker – International Relations editors in Brussels and Athens)
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