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Greek Independence Day: Military parade in Athens (VIDEO)

The annual parade of the Hellenic Armed Forces marking the Greek Independence Day on March 25 took place in front of the Monument of the Unknown soldier Parliament and in front of the President Katerina Sakellaropoulou as well as military officers and politicians. The impressive parade started at 12 noon …

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Wildfire in Greece reaches military depot, triggering explosions; F-16s evacuate (videos)

The raging wildfire in Central Greece has reached a depot of the Air Base in Nea Aghialos, triggering horrifying missile explosions. F-16s evacuate the Air Base nearby. Locals and tourists are being evacuated via the sea. By 8 p.m. there is an order of evacuation at a distance of at …

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Military officer out of control opens fire at Parachute Brigade in West Attica

A military officer opened fire with blank rounds and threw flash-bang grenades at the 2nd Parachute Brigade in Aspropyrgos, in western Attica on Friday, media report. According to some websites, the officer is alleged to have taken a fellow officer hostage during the incident. Others report that after he allegedly …

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Military Parade on Greece Independence Day- Live

The big military parade of Armed and Security forces to celebrate the Greek Independence Day on March 25 started at 11 a.m. in front of the Monument of the Unknown Soldier at Syntagma in the center of Athens. 25. March 2023 marks 202 years after Greeks revolted against the Ottomans …

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Greece celebrates national OCHI Day with impressive parades

Greeks celebrated the national holiday “Ochi Day” with the traditional big military parade in Thessaloniki and schools parades in Athens and other cities. The public holiday commemorates Greece’s rejection (“Ochi”) of the Italian ultimatum on October 28, 1940 that led to Greece’s invasion at the start of the Second World …

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No military alert in Evros and Aegean, says Greek government

Government sources said on Saturday evening that a report about Greek forces being placed on high alert at the land and sea borders for fear of a spike in migration flows from Turkey is not accurate. Citing “military sources, Friday evening and still on Saturday, media had reported that all …

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Greece ranks 33rd in 2020 Military Strength Ranking

Greece ranked 33 out of 138 countries in an annual list of states with the biggest potential military strength, compiled by military webpage Global Firepower. For 2020, Greece is ranked 33 of 138 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a Power Index “PwrIndx* rating …

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Turkish allegations stir atmosphere between former & current Greek FM

The Turkish military had allegedly prepared to bring back the eight soldiers who fled to Greece in the aftermath of a failed coup in Turkey, the website of Nordic Monitor Research Center claims. Having obtained secret documents, the Center that is run by Turkish journalists in exile, claims further that …

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Priest refuses to give communion to children with disabilities

A racist incident against children with multiple disabilities took place in North Greece, when a priest refused to give them the communion. The man claimed that these children “do not understand” and therefore “may spit the communion out.” The incident took place at a summer military camp in Leptokarya, West …

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Turkish military rejects Greek accusations dolphins death linked to naval drill (video)

The Turkish Armed Forces defended itself against accusations from Greek Marine Conservation Institute Archipelagos that its naval exercises have been behind a recent spike in the number of dolphin deaths. On Tuesday, the military posted on Twitter a video and photographs of dolphins happily accompanying vessels during naval exercises. Extremely …

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INIOHOS 2019 multinational military exercise kicks off in Andravida

Multinational military exercise INIOHOS 2019 started on Monday in Andravida, Peloponnese. Iniohos is an annual middle-scale exercise, one of the larger to take place in the central Mediterranean. The exercise involves most of the Hellenic Air Forces jets fleet and a number of aircraft from US, Cyprus, Italy, Israel and …

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Greece and US discuss a military base on Karpathos, South Aegean Sea

Greece and the United States are reportedly discussing the creation of a military base on the island of Karpathos in the South Aegean Sea, between Rhodes and Crete. Discussions are at advanced stage and if they end positive, F-22 Raptor fighter jets will be stationed there as well as Patriot …

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French, German arrested for filming military facilities in Greece

One French and one German national have been arrested for secretly filming military facilities. They were spotted flying a helicopter over the 117 Combat Wing in the air base of Andravida, western Peloponnese. The two foreigners were flying a Eurocopter AS 350BA Ecureuil over the air base on Saturday. The …

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Four dead, one survivor in military helicopter UH-1 crash in Central Greece

A military helicopter UH-1 with five people on board has gone missing in central Greece. the incident has set on alert the Greek Armed Forces, a huge search operation has been launched with the participation of the Army, the Air Force and the fire brigades. According to a statement issued …

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