In solidarity with Ukraine, Greece announced that it would open 50,000 jobs in tourism to Greek expatriates or to Ukrainian refugees, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced this week.
Kikilias said Greece was taking initiatives to support Ukraine and its people who are suffering a humanitarian crisis as a result of Russian aggression.
“We are seeing shocking images. Civilians, children, women, the elderly; young children from oncology hospitals in the basements of apartment buildings and shelters, women taking children of other families to the border in order to cross safely. Images in Poland and Romania…,” said Kikilias, reiterating that Greece was by the side of the people of Ukraine.
It should be noted that Greece on Monday closed its airspace to all aircraft from Russia in line with an EU decision and has stopped issuing and renewing residence permits to Russians investing in Greece.