The Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos in the parliament answered the question asked by MP Mr. Dritsas regarding the possibility of sending S-300 systems or other anti-aircraft systems located on the Greek islands to Ukraine.
The following is the question of Mr. Theodoros Dritsas to Nikos Panagiotopoulos and the answer of the Greek Defense Minister:
Theodoros Dritsas: Mr. Minister, apart from what you have described so precisely that they have been sent, apart from the German tanks, the exchange and all that, will you send other weapons to Ukraine?
Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos: We have no intention of sending the S-300s. We have no intention of sending anti-aircraft guns from the Greek islands because we need them, they are operational. In order to send something we must have arranged for its replacement.
BMP-1 media reports existed and they preceded the Mitsotakis-Scholz agreement. I read them in the press, “We are getting ready to send BMP etc”. This is probably attributed to some excessive zeal on the part of Germany, which wants to show in every direction that it is moving to strengthen Ukraine now.
From there on, of course, approaches are made, discussions are made. But that systems that we need, that are useful to us and above all operational, we have no intention of giving them” Greek Defense Minister stated