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Greek MPs leave Zelensky session for including message from neo-Nazi Azov

"The speech by members of the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion in the Greek Parliament is a challenge. They spoke of a history day, but it's a historic shame. Solidarity with the Ukrainian people is a given. But the Nazi cannot have a say in parliament," said SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras.

In the video, an Azov fighter who claimed to be Greek, but could not speak Greek, said in Ukrainian: "I am addressing you as a Greek." He then introduced himself, saying he was born in Mariupol and is fighting there.

The Azov Battalion is based in Mariupol, and had led a terror campaign against civilians there, including the city's 120,000 Greeks. Greek City Times also reported that the Ukrainian nationalist forces have "killed people for trying to leave the city."

Greece's SKAI news asked Mr. Kiouranas, a Greek who lives in Mariupol, if he was planning on leaving the city, to which he responded: 
"How can I leave? When you try to leave you run the risk of running into a patrol of the Ukrainian fascists, the Azov Battalion," adding "They would kill me and are responsible for everything."

Mariupouli Greek girl: "Ukrainian soldiers threatened us - The Russians calmed us down"

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 8th, 2022 at 10:03:37 AM EST
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Selenskyj schleust Rechtsextremisten ins griechische Parlament

Chronologically, the first foul of the day was committed by the Greek Parliamentary Service. Although there was a period of around thirteen days between Mitsotakis' invitation and Zelensky's speech, the parliamentary administration was unable to ensure professional interpretation. So the speech was first translated from Ukrainian into English, and then into Greek.

Even before the special session, two political groups, the Communist Party (KKE) and the Greek Solution Party, had written to Parliament President Konstantinos Tasoulas.

The KKE is also concerned about the ban on the communist party in Ukraine and the fact that two faction members were declared undesirables for traveling to Ukraine and staging rallies there in solidarity with the Ukrainian communists .

On Thursday morning, the Secretary General of the KKE reiterated his criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he described as a "reactionary imperialist". He emphasized that he and his party stand in solidarity with the resisting people of Ukraine.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 8th, 2022 at 10:46:06 AM EST
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