Russian cosmonaut Shkaplerov expresses condolences for Attica fires while meeting Kountoura

Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov on Monday expressed his condolences to the Greek people for the tragic fires in eastern Attica, during a meeting with Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura in Athens. The cosmonaut is in Greece for rehabilitation on the island of Crete after his third space flight.

Talking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), Shkaplerov said that he had proposed that a small park be created on Crete where astronauts and cosmonauts that come to Greece can plant an olive tree, which is a symbol of peace and plenty.

Source ANA-MPA
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