in the Russian Federation urged citizens to refuse holidays in Greece

Diplomats of the Russian Federation accused the Greek side of racial discrimination and closing the bank accounts of Russians “on a national basis.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation urged Russians to refuse trips to Greece due to the fact that, according to the agency, cases of attacks on Russian citizens were recorded in this country against the backdrop of the ongoing war in Ukraine. About this with reference to the director of the Fourth European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Yuri Pilipson reported agency TASS.

“Reports continue to be received about facts of discrimination and even direct aggression against Russians and Russian-speaking citizens,” journalists quoted the official as saying.

According to a spokesman for the ministry, “there have been cases of beatings of Russians,” including children. As a result of the incidents, the victims required hospitalization. In addition, the Russian Foreign Ministry accused Greek banks of blocking the accounts of Russians “on a national basis.”

“We recommend that citizens, in the event of incidents, file complaints with the Greek competent authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Pilipson said, noting that the possibilities of Russian consuls in Greece are limited due to the reduction in the number of diplomatic personnel in this country.

The Russian Embassy in Athens also accused the Greek side of allegedly violating the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination of 1965.

Recall, according to media reports, this year the number of Russian tourists in Turkey will decrease by 60% because of the sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation after it unleashed a full-scale war against Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized the authorities of Greece and Turkey for the fact that they continue to receive tourists from Russia, despite the military aggression of the Russian Federation.

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