Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras, in a statement on Friday evening, condemns "unequivocally the unprecedented force to which the (Muammar) Gaddafi regime is resorting in its futile effort to stay in power."

Samaras also expresses his solidarity to the "struggles of the citizens of Libya for Democracy and Social Justice" and calls on the government to "develop an active role, in the framework of the UN and the Euroatlantic institutions, for an end to the bloodshed and to undertake coordinated initiatives, both for the protection of the life and property of the Greeks remaining trapped in Libya, and for the prevention of a new immigration wave towards our country."