Leaders explain differing views on how to approach Ukraine war

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Russia, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Tuesday’s parliamentary debate on the war in Ukraine and the government’s decision to break a decades-long tradition of Greece not embroiling itself in such conflicts, in this case by supplying arms to Kiev, gave Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis an opportunity to present his party as being the one that can best safeguard the country’s security, as well as its place within the West.

Mitsotakis harked back to the comment by New Democracy founder Konstantinos Karmanlis that “We belong to the West” to explain the reasoning behind his stance on the Ukrainian issue. The PM made it clear that the correct choice for Greece is to stand wit...

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