Greece not to transfer S-300 systems to Ukraine says PM Mitsotakis

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on February 20, 2023.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that his country would not send Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine, as eKathimerini reported on Feb. 22.

During a dinner in honour of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Athens late on Feb. 20, Mitsotakis said it would be impossible for Greece to allow a gap in its defence system without making prompt replacement arrangements.

As reported by the news website, Athens wants to work with the United States to decommission its Russian-made weapons.

Also, both sides are preparing for a program to replace Russian weapons with U.S. weapons widely.

Earlier, the media reported that Greece was ready to transfer its Russian-made S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine only if the United States deployed its Patriot anti-missile systems in the southern Greek island of Crete instead.

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