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Greece plans to increase military aid to Ukraine

Mar 1, 2024

The Greek government is considering increasing military assistance to Ukraine.

This was stated by the Special Representative to Ukraine, Permanent Representative of Greece to NATO Spiros Lambridis, Voice of America reports.

"This is confidential information, but there are no secrets between friends - we are supplying Ukraine with everything we can and everything we were asked to supply to the level we could," he said.

According to the Greek Permanent Representative, Athens continues to fulfill its duty.

"We started providing assistance long before we had any agreement on F-35 fighters from the United States. This is a unilateral action of Greece. Ukraine is defending its independence and sovereignty. We thought that we need to give everything we could, of course, without jeopardizing our own national defense. That is what we are doing. We are considering increasing our contributions in this area," he emphasized.

Last summer, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Greece. During his visit, he said that Athens would train Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets. The head of state also said that Ukraine counts on Greek air defense in the Black Sea.

Earlier, it was reported that the United States is discussing with Greece the possibility of selling 75,000 artillery shells from the country's armed forces. The talks are part of Washington's efforts to replenish Ukraine's ammunition.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 01/03/2024

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