MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A group of Greek former officials are being held by Ukrainian extremist organization Right Sector in a hotel in Odessa, local media reported Wednesday.
"It was a group of Greek radical leftists who wanted to hold a convention… We blocked the hotel to prevent them from going to this event, and we will do it again wherever they may come from," Right Sector spokesman Artem Skoropadsky said.
Skoropadsky said he had no information on the current whereabouts of Greek nationals, but added "they certainly missed the meeting."
The perpetrators are said to be wearing masks and holding Ukrainian flags.
The Greek delegation has arrived in Odessa for work meetings with national minorities living in the Black Sea region.
The Right Sector paramilitary group played a major role in violent clashes with police that led to the February 2014 government overthrow in Ukraine.