"Yes indeed, the Greeks in Crimea were intimidated by the fascist government of Ukraine and the security of Greek families there was ensured by the presence of the Russian forces," he said. He said that the Greeks in Crimea have always had close ties with the local Russian-speaking population. "I discussed this issue with Patriarch Kirill yesterday: we confess the Orthodox faith together, we share common values, and it was simply impossible not to protect the Greeks from the fascist government of Ukraine," he said.
Kammenos was the only EU representative who attended the Fourth Moscow Conference on Security. Russia declares its readiness to ease the food embargo against Greece. Brussels has rejected a request by Greece to provide 1.2 billion euros loan. Eurozone countries have not found legal grounds for the allocation of funds to Athens from the Recapitalization Fund. Russia announced a ban on the supply of meat products, fruits and vegetables, seafood and fresh fish, milk and dairy products from the European Union, Australia, Canada, Norway and the United States in August 2014.