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Defense Minister dismisses report “Greece secretly sends armament to Ukraine

Defense Minister Nikos Dendias dismissed on Thursday a newspaper report claiming that Greece is sending “250 containers with armaments in Ukraine” published as front page by Efimerida ton Syntakton (efsyn.gr). “There is no transfer of armaments to Ukraine, ” Dendias said adding that ” there is a sale of obsolete …

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Greece, Spain under pressure to provide Ukraine with air defense systems

Greece and Spain are under significant pressure by their EU and NATO allies to provide air defense systems to Ukraine, according to a report in the Financial Times. European leaders personally urged Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Spanish counterpart during a summit in Brussels last week to supply …

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Mitsotakis refutes Zelensky’s claim of secret defense agreement

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis emphatically refuted on Thursday the claims by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky that there was an agreement regarding the air defense. “There is no agreement with Zelensky, these are not serious matters, I could not to make secret agreements,”Mitsotakis told journalists after the works of the European …

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Zelensky claims “air defense agreements” with Greek PM

Α post by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky stirred the Greek political landscape on Thursday, raising serious questions about the agreements Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis reached during his recent visit to Odessa. Zelensky and Mitsotakis had a phone conversation earlier on Thursday and following the talks, the Ukrainian president posted on …

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“Greece will not send troops to Ukraine,” says Deputy MoD

Greece will not be sending troops to Ukraine, Deputy Defense Minister Giannis Kefalogiannis said on Tuesday after two Greek-US memorandums of cooperation concerning the deployment and placement of Greek defense personnel in the US Army were approved on Monday by a majority in the Parliament Foreign Affairs and National Defense …

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Odessa: Explosion near convoy with Greek PM Mitsotakis (videos)

An explosion in Odessa and thus near the convoy with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis set authorities on alert on Wednesday morning. The Greek PM was paying a short visit to the city for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The explosion took place “150 meters from the Greek …

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Greece denies claims it will send S-300 to Ukraine

Greece has categorically denied on Monday reports that the country would send  S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Ukraine. Government spokesman, Pavlos Marinakis, described the reports as fake news. “There must be a limit to fake news and especially when it has to do with the interests of the country and …

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Explosion on Greek-owned cargo Vyssos in Black Sea injures 3

The explosion on the Greek-owned cargo ship Vyssos in the Black Sea on Wednesday while en route to the Ismail port on the Danube in Ukraine was either caused by a mine or a drone. The dry cargo vessel Vyssos, under the Panamanian flag and owned by Nava Shipping Ltd, …

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Questions raised on RAPTOR sinking; it was heading to Ukraine (videos)

Questions are being raided about the sinking of cargo vessel RAPTOR and the reasons the captain did not ask for help on time as there was water ingress hours earlier. The only survivor reportedly told authorities that the vessel’s destination was the Ukraine and not Turkey. Meanwhile, Search And Rescue …

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Greece ready to help transport Ukrainian grain via its ports

Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis,told his European Union colleagues that Greece is ready to transport Ukrainian grain via the ports in the North. At the EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Kyiv, Gerapetriris referred to the “immense” repercussions of the collapse of an agreement with Russia for the safe export of Ukrainian …

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Joseph Schulte, the first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor, is heading to Piraeus port

Container ship Joseph Schulte, the first vessel that used Ukraine’s Black Sea corridor is crossing through Turkey’s Bosporus Straits, is heading to the pot of Piraeus, state broadcaster ERT reported on Saturday. The Joseph Schulte, carrying 2,114 containers with 30,000 tons of cargo, ERT added. Yesterday it arrived early in …

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EU approves new sanctions package against Russia after deal with Greece, Hungary

European Union governments agreed on Wednesday to an 11th package of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, aimed at stopping other countries and companies from circumventing existing measures. The new package, tweeted by Sweden as EU president, forbids transit via Russia of an expanded list of goods and …

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Greece rules out sending Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos ruled out that Greece will send Leopard tanks to Ukraine, just hours before his Ukrainian counterpart Oleksiy Reznikov arrived in Athens on Thursday. “We will help Ukraine if we have possibilities from the stock,” Panagiotopoulos said. Speaking a the Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs …

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