In the battles against Russian troops in Ukraine, former Soviet-made Greek infantry fighting vehicles of the BMP-1 type are already taking part, as can be seen in the revealing photo.
As previously reported by pronews.grGreece has already withdrawn the BMP-1 from the island of Chios, and now they are heading to Ukraine, and the island remains defenseless until they are replaced … with American M-113s.
BMP-1 στις πρόσφατες επιχειρήσεις στην Ουκρανία??
(ιδιαιτερότητες των ελληνικών BMP-1)
Πάμε γερά Ουκρανία ❤️!! pic.twitter.com/QPV7yW7NQD
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Of course, at the same time that the Greek Islands Military High Command (ΑΣΔΕΝ) is moving BMP-1s out of the Greek islands, Marder combat vehicles are still being prepared for shipment to Greece, as Germany is actually collecting them from landfills.
On this occasion, German Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht said on Thursday that the agreement on the cyclical exchange of infantry fighting vehicles with Greece and Ukraine is almost completed, which means that Germany will soon supply 40 Marder infantry fighting vehicles to Greece, and Greece, in turn, will supply 40 Soviet-made BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine.
In addition, Germany will supply Kyiv with two more multiple launch rocket systems, Defense Minister Christina Lambrecht said today in Berlin.
“We have decided to send two more MARS II multiple rocket launchers with 200 missiles to Ukraine,” she told a German military conference, adding that training for Ukrainian operators should begin in September.
“We will also send 50 Dingo armored personnel carriers to Ukraine,” Lambrecht announced, referring to the armored personnel carrier that the German army actively used during the NATO military operation in Afghanistan.
In total, as we reported earlier, Greece will send about 500 BMP-1s to Ukraine.
In 1992-93 Greece received from Germany at a discounted price of about 500 BMP-1s, which the FRG inherited from the GDR army. Later, these Soviet BMP-1s were upgraded and brought up to NATO standards and entered service with the Greek army.