Ukraine to strengthen security of diplomatic institutions abroad amid attempted attack in Athens

20:08, 20 January 2018
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Ukraine will strengthen the security of its diplomatic institutions abroad after an attempt to attack the Ukrainian embassy in Athens, Greece, according to press secretary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa.

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"We understand that for four years of war the security situation of our diplomatic institutions abroad requires a revision of the terms of protection. We will strengthen protection to ensure proper working conditions for embassy staff," she told the Ukrainian news outlet Hromadske.

Betsa added that the attackers had thrown Molotov cocktails into the courtyard of the diplomatic mission, but they did not catch fire. Firefighters and law enforcement officers quickly arrived on the scene. None of the embassy staff was injured.

Read alsoAttempted attack rocks Ukrainian embassy in AthensShe also said that private cars of embassy staff were significantly damaged as a result of the arson and were not subject to repair.

In addition, she said, the attackers were probably radicals under the influence of Russia, since the information about the attack first appeared not in the Greek media, but on pro-Russian websites.

Now the Ukrainian embassy in Athens is guarded around the clock by the Greek side.

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