Defence Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos took part in the Conference of the Contact Group on Defense of Ukraine, organised at the initiative of U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and stressed that Greece will continue to support Ukraine in their struggle for sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Panagitopoulos stressed during his speech that the invasion of Ukraine is a flagrant violation of international law, which undermines peace, security, and stability in Europe.
He also outlined the security assistance that Greece has provided to Ukraine, including ammunition and 20 BMP-1 IFVs, and stressed that Athens will continue to support the struggle of the Ukrainian people for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of their country.
None-the-less, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on January 31 that his country would not send its German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine because "they are absolutely necessary for (Greece's) defense posture."
He added that Greece had already sent armored personnel carriers to Ukraine.
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