Every human life ended by terrorism deeply injuries us all, main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday, addressing family members gathered for the annual memorial service held for victims of terrorism at the Athens Metropolitan Cathedral, organised by the “Thanos Axarlian” Association for Solidarity to Victims of Terrorism.
“I am here because I feel solidarity with you. I share your pain, I have also experienced it, as have all the families of terrorism victims,” Mitsotakis said. He noted that Thanos Axarlian, a bystander killed in a N17 terrorist attack in the early 1990s, “is one of ours, as are all the victims of terrorism. And we mourn for them with undiminished intensity, even if they are not all our children, relatives and friends, because we feel them to be our children, relatives and friends.”