Greece to send BMP-1 to Ukraine after putting Marder into service

And again, zrada: before Bulgaria had time to once again refuse to supply Ukraine with weapons, Greece also put forward one, but a very important condition: Kyiv will receive the promised equipment only after Germany delivers at least 100 Marder infantry fighting vehicles to Greece.

The information was confirmed by the representative of the Greek government, Yiannis Ikonomou. Apparently, Mitsotakis’ advisers were able to convince the prime minister not to run ahead of the locomotive and allow the sending of military equipment to Ukraine not only after a replacement arrives from Germany, but when the German equipment becomes operational.

This decision is connected with territorial claims to the islands in the Aegean Sea by Turkey. Considering that Germany is in no hurry to supply military equipment and, in fact, “threw” Poland, Ukraine can wait for the Greek infantry fighting vehicles for a long time. After all, putting into service involves not only the supply of equipment, ammunition, consumables and spare parts, but also a complete set of small arms (which was not provided for in the original delivery basis). Also, the terms of putting into service include the development of equipment according to the norms and rules of Greece and NATO countries, and this is at least a few months.

Given the fact that Germany promised put into working condition and prepare for the delivery of no more than 30 pieces of equipment per month, the issue of arms supplies to Ukraine may be postponed for a long period.

It is noteworthy that earlier Ukraine asked Germany for Marder armored personnel carriers, and the German arms company Rheinmetall practically agreed in a declaration of intent back in March. Writes about it Bildciting government sources.

However, later German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced exchangewithin the framework of which 50 German armored personnel carriers “Marder” will be transferred to Greece, and she will supply Soviet BMP-1 to Ukraine.

These infantry fighting vehicles from the warehouses of Germany sold to Greece in the early 1990s, 500 units priced at 50,000 marks (about 25,000 euros) each. Age BMP – from 50 to 58 years. Some of them were resold by Greece to Egypt and Iraq, some failed and were cannibalized, but 170 units are still in service (on the islands and near the border with Turkey).

Also unknown is the fate of the rest of the weapons scheduled for delivery to Ukraine.

Previously, the list looked like this:

– 122 BMP-1 with all ammunition for machine guns
– 15 thousand shells of caliber 73 mm
– 2100 rocket 122-mm shells
– 20 thousand AK-47 assault rifles
– 3.2 million rounds of 7.62 mm caliber
– 60 MANPADS FIM-92 Stinger
– 17 thousand artillery shells of 155 mm caliber
– 1100 RPG-18 grenade launchers

These infantry fighting vehicles from the warehouses of Germany sold to Greece in the early 1990s, 500 units priced at 50,000 marks (about 25,000 euros) each. Age BMP – from 50 to 58 years. Some of them were resold by Greece to Egypt and Iraq, some failed and were cannibalized, but 170 units are still in service (on the islands and near the border with Turkey).

Also unknown is the fate of the rest of the weapons scheduled for delivery to Ukraine.

Previously, the list looked like this:

– 122 BMP-1 with all ammunition for machine guns
– 15 thousand shells of caliber 73 mm
– 2100 rocket 122-mm shells
– 20 thousand AK-47 assault rifles
– 3.2 million rounds of 7.62 mm caliber
– 60 MANPADS FIM-92 Stinger
– 17 thousand artillery shells of 155 mm caliber
– 1100 RPG-18 grenade launchers



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