The deal is closed Athens – Berlin with the aim of granting 40 BMP-1 in Ukraine
Following the Prime Minister’s decision Kyriakou Mitsotakis and the Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the Minister of National Defense Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and the German Minister of Defense Christine Lambrecht agreed on the provision of 40 BMP-1 armored combat vehicles from Greece to Ukraine, which will be replaced by 40 MARDER armored combat vehicles, which will be provided by Germany to Greece .
The German newspaper also mentions the issue today Handelsblatt in a publication of which it is noted that “after discussions of several weeks, the German government agreed to new deliveries of weapons to Ukraine. Berlin is starting to move a little on the issue of weapons.” The financial newspaper notes: “Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht announced plans to deliver 50 Dingo-type armored vehicles to Ukraine.
In addition the Kyiv it is set to receive two more Mars-type multiple missile launchers to bolster its air defenses. Berlin is not deviating from its well-known line of not supplying Ukraine with Western tanks despite Kiev’s continued requests for a Leopard tank or two and Marder armored vehicles. Instead, the German defense minister announced that the circular exchange of weapons systems with Greece is close to completion.
The German plan envisages that Germany will give the Greek army 40 armored Marders, and then Athens will send Ukraine 40 old Soviet BMP tanks. The Ukrainian army already has armored vehicles of this type, so there is no need to send trainers to Ukraine.
The development comes a few days after the interview of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the TIF, when he commented to an interviewee that Greece was in negotiations with Turkey.
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