The Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros, performed an impressive parachute jump in the area of Nea Peramos, while participating in operational training of the military.
The Chief of General Staff was accompanied by the Commander of the Interdisciplinary Special Operations Command of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Andreas Kallinski, and was informed about the operational and educational activities of the military units and gave directions to the personnel regarding the formation of the Special Warfare Command (DEP).
The subtle message by 59-year-old General Konstantinos Floros, who since January 2020 has been the incumbent Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff– the military are ready to perform their duties in defending Greece at a time when Turkey is threatening to invade Greece’s Eastern Aegean islands, Crete and Western Thrace.
Although Turkish provocations are constant, they have been heightened in the past few days as Turkey announced that in the coming months it will begin drilling for oil and gas in Greece’s maritime borders.
Greece is responding to these provocative actions and, as everything shows, the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence are even preparing for the scenario of military involvement with Turkey in the areas they claim is there’s.
These military exercises come as the Greek Minister of Defence spoke about the possibility of a military conflict with Turkey, stressing that Greece is prepared for any scenario and ready to defend its rights and borders by any means.
“We don’t want to get there, but we want to make it clear that we will do whatever it takes to defend our sovereign rights to the fullest extent possible,” Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said, as reported by Greek City Times.
Panagiotopoulos highlighted how Turkey is “aggressive” but that Greece can deter this aggression with the “power of the Armed Forces.”