Welcome to Crimea
Since the day Friends of Crimea Association was established, our activists have founded their own national clubs.
Crimea worldwide

PAKIEF: "With the recognition of Donbas, our compatriots were released"

PAKIEF: "With the recognition of Donbas, our compatriots were released"

Sputnik Greece


The president of the Panhellenic Movement of Greek-Russian Friendship ( PAKIEF ) explained that for 8 years the Hellenes of the Donbas region have been experiencing murderous attacks and terrorism aimed at expelling them from lands where they have lived for thousands of years and have good relations with the Russians.

According to Giannis Kotsailidis, for eight consecutive years no one has ever been from the EU. The West and Greece were not interested in denouncing this new genocide by the parastatal mechanisms of Ukraine , offering help to the hard-working expatriates.

Greeks now feel safe

With the recognition of the independence of Donbas , Mr. Kotsailidis explains, the Greeks for the first time feel completely safe, something that is also true in Crimea, where more than 300,000 Greeks live.

Putin's commitment

As PAKIEF explains, he welcomes the fact that the President of Russia has explicitly pledged to protect and respect the rights of all Greek expatriates living in Ukraine, Russia and Crimea. He states that the Greek expatriates are not in danger but on the contrary are prosperous, playing an essential role in the politics and economy of these areas.

The transfer of Greek expatriates to Greece means uprooting

Contrary to the remark of the Prime Minister Mr. Mitsotakis at the KYSEA meeting on the need to protect the Greeks of Ukraine by transferring them to Greece, the Panhellenic Movement of Greek-Russian Friendship (PAKIEF) expresses its opposition as it believes that this will mean from their ancestral homes. PAKIEF's position is that Greek expatriates must remain safe in their place and continue as long as they wish to continue their lives and prosper there. And this is historically proven by the Russian state, says Mr. Kotsailidis.


(Translated from Greek)


Crimea Digest

Georgy Muradov Met With Activists of the "Strong Armenia With Russia" Movement

Georgy Muradov expressed gratitude for Russia's support in Armenia and answered a number of important questions

Patrik Poppel: Austrian business is actively following the changes in Crimea

Speaking about the development of Crimea in recent years, Poppel noted that he personally witnessed grandiose...

Regis Tremblay, An American Living in Crimea (Russia) On Situation In Ukraine, Putin and, USA

Why Regis came to Yalta and living there since 2016

Retired US Deputy National Intelligence Officer Elizabeth Murray – why she has joined Friends of Crimea USA

Ordinary Russian people have clearly and strongly expressed the desire to live in peaceful coexistence with the...

Patrick Poppel: Escalation in Ukraine is the End of a Long Story

Russia's current actions must always be seen in connection with the developments of the past few years.

Appeal from the Network in Defense of Humanity: In Support of Peace, Dialogue and Respect for Sovereignty

It is time to take a stand for the defense of life and to achieve this; an international mobilization is urgently...