20 July 201818:33
Russian Foreign Ministry summons greek ambassador over "anti-russian" statements
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There is an ongoing row between the two countries over Athens’ decision to expel two Russian diplomats and barring two others from entering Greece
The Russian Foreign Ministry has summoned the Greek Ambassador to Moscow Andreas Fryganas to issue a formal complaint to over “anti-Russian remarks” by some Greek officials, the ministry said in a statement. "On 20 July, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to the Russian Federation A. Friganas, who was strongly opposed to the continuing anti-Russian statements by the Greek side regarding the situation surrounding the expulsion of two Russian diplomats and barring two others from entering Greece", the report says. In mid-July, the Greek media reported that the government decided to send two Russian diplomats and ban the entry of two more. They were accused of interfering in the internal affairs of the state, as well as in actions that undermine national security. Moscow promised to give a mirror response to the actions of Athens.