Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview with ERT that up to 30 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles will be transferred to Ukraine.
This will happen, according to the prime minister, as part of the partial re-equipment of the Greek army park with modern machines from Germany. Edition “Correspondent” June 15 quotes the Greek head of government:
“Today we are exchanging a small number – from 20 to 30 BMP-1s – for much more modern German-made vehicles. We are helping Ukraine and at the same time strengthening our armed forces with newer combat vehicles.”
Earlier, our publication reported that Greece will transfer to Ukraine about 100 Soviet BMP-1s acquired from the armed forces of the former GDR only when the German infantry fighting vehicles promised instead of them will do to Greece.
The information was confirmed by the representative of the Greek government, Yannis 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.