The former Greek PM Kostas Karamanlis (ND, conservative) has criticized strongly the EU for following the US line on the Ukrainian conflict, instead of taking the lead in the search for a peaceful solution. He told, as he was speaking to a public meeting in Athens:
“Whoever supports the complete victory of any of the warring parties (in Ukraine), he is either in no contact whatsever with reality or he wants the perpetuation of the conflict. And yet, above all, Europe is harmed by the prolongation of the war and its consequences. But instead of taking a leading role in the search for a way out, it is led and carried awkward and drawn by third-party choices. Worse still, Europe often appears divided over her political priorities in this crisis. But if Europe herself does not come forward to end the war, which is being waged on her own soil, the horizon can only be described as gloomy.”
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Karamanlis added that Greece and Turkey can go to the Hague Tribunal but only to dilineate the continenal shelf and the Exclusive Economic Zone, as no country that respects itself can accept to put does not put its national sovereignty and territorial integrity under any negotiation, mediation or court judgment.
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