PAOK Thessaloniki’s Greek-Russian owner Ivan Savvidis will throw open the doors of a luxury hotel he owns to refugees from Ukraine at no cost, local media reported.

The 62-year-old former lawmaker with the party of Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered his associates to make all the necessary preparations for the 487 rooms available at the Porto Carras resort in Chalkidiki, northern Greece.

Savvidis was in consultation with the Greek government which is in the process of evacuating Greek expatriates from the Mariupol area in southern Ukraine.

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