THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek, Italian presidents attend WW II commemoration parade

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek, Italian presidents attend WW II commemoration parade

THESSALONIKI, Greece— Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday attended Greece’s annual military parade commemorating Greece’s entry into World War II — against Italy.

Mattarella appeared at the parade in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, at the invitation of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who later hailed his counterpart’s presence.

“We are leaving behind what divided us. We are determined to defend Europe from … the forces of populism and racism, bordering on Nazism, that want to destroy Europe,” Pavlopoulos said.

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