June 10, 2023

Athens News

News in English from Greece

Greece does not plan to supply Ukraine with weapons

Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Greek Defense Minister, said that Athens no longer plans to send military equipment or weapons to Ukraine.

“European Truth”referring to Euractiv, reports that, according to the minister, sending more weapons could affect the defense of Greece on its territory, especially on the islands. During the parliamentary discussions, he noted:

“The equipment that we sent to Ukraine came from our stock. Sending more is not considered.”

The Greek government previously sent to Ukraine two transport aircraft S-130 with military assistance – Kalashnikov assault rifles and man-portable air defense systems.

Polls conducted in the country show that 66% of Greeks do not agree with the sending of military equipment to Ukraine, only 29% support the government’s decision.

Recall that the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, speaking before Parliament Greece, urged to prevent the destruction of Mariupol, to save the wounded and the people who survived there.

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