Greece announced the refusal to supply Leopard 2A6 tanks to Ukraine

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Greece announced the refusal to supply Leopard 2A6 tanks to Ukraine

Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos announced the rejection of supplies by his country tanks Leopard 2A6 to Ukraine. The head of the Greek defense ministry spoke about this at a meeting of the Standing Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs of the Parliament.
Here is how he commented on the situation:

Our country will not send Leopard 2A6 to Ukraine, because before that it had already transferred the first batch of infantry fighting vehicles to Kyiv, and then the second one would follow. Among other things, we sent ammunition of various calibers there.

Also, the head of the military department of the country also recalled the upcoming visit of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov to Greece, which, according to him, will become a reason for speculation regarding the provision of military assistance to Kiev by Athens. In particular, the minister referred to the alleged transfer of aircraft and S-300 air defense systems to Ukraine, which does not correspond to reality.



Nikos Panagiotopoulos:

I would like to once again clearly convey our position to everyone: we are giving what we can, because we cannot afford to provide this or that equipment that we ourselves urgently need, because this would lead to a weakening of our own defense capability

As the minister noted, this topic has already been discussed with the delegation of the US Senate, which has recently been making frequent visits to Greece. Also, the head of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic recently had a meeting with a member of the US Senate Defense Committee, Rick Scott, at which the parties touched on the topic of modernizing the infrastructure in the port of Alexandroupolis, through which the supply of weapons to Ukraine should be facilitated.

Recall that back in October last year, Berlin announced the supply of tanks to Kiev from Greece and Slovakia in the amount of 100 units, without specifying, however, which models of combat vehicles were discussed. Since December 2022, the media have been actively discussing the topic that Athens allegedly plans to send S-300 air defense systems to Ukraine, which was paid close attention to the Russian Foreign Ministry, reminding Greece of its obligations not to supply these systems to third countries.
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  1. +6
    April 6 2023 10: 19
    And rightly so, without the A6 modification, the Turks obviously cannot be fought back laughing
    1. -5
      April 6 2023 10: 55
      Both are in NATO, the pendos will not allow discord in their camp now. Yes, and the Greek tanks will not make the weather, there, without them, the equipment was normally caught up.
      Information from the TG of the Gray Zone channel -
      Armament after the completion of some brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the main part of which was supplied from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Poland, Canada, France, Estonia, Italy, Slovakia. Netherlands and Australia. Deliveries on the date of April 1 - completed. The training of personnel ended mainly in the second half of March.

      21st Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
      • AFV family CRV (T) - 20 units
      • armored car Senator - 30 units
      • armored car Husky - 20 units
      • tank T-64BV - 30 units
      • 155 mm FH-70 howitzers - 10 units

      32st Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
      • armored personnel carrier (MRAP) International MaxxPro - 90 units
      • T-72 tank - 10 units
      • tank Abrams M1 - 20 units
      • 122-mm howitzer D-30 - 12 units

      33st Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
      • armored personnel carrier (MRAP) International MaxxPro - 90 units
      • tank Leopard 2A4 -18 units
      • tank Leopard 2A6 - 14 units
      • 105 mm howitzer M119 - 12 units

      37th Naval Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
      • armored personnel carrier (MRAP) Mastiff (Cougar) - 60 units
      • tank AMX-10 - 14 units
      • tank Abrams M1 - 16 units
      • 122-mm howitzer D-30 - 12.
      • BBM Senator - 30 units

      47st Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
      • BMP M2A2 - 99 units
      • T-55S tank - 28 units
      • 155-mm self-propelled guns M-109 - 12 units
      • 122-mm howitzer D-30 - 12 units

      82nd Separate Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
      • BTR Stryker - 90 units
      • BMP Marder - 40 units
      • tank Challenger 2 - 14 units
      • 105 mm howitzer M119 - 24 units

      95nd Separate Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
      • BMP-1/2 - 90 units
      • tank T-64BV - 13 units
      • 122-mm self-propelled guns 2S1 "Gvozdika" - 10 units
      • tank Abrams M1 - 17 units
      • 155-mm self-propelled guns AS90 - 12 units

      118st Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
      • BTR M113 - 90 units
      • T-72 tank - 28 units
      • 155-mm self-propelled guns M109 - 6 units
      • 155 mm howitzer FH-70 - 10 units

      117th Separate Territorial Defense Brigade of Ukraine
      • Armored personnel carrier Viking - 28 units
      • BTR XA-185 - 28 units
      • BTR M113 - 10 units
      • armored car Senator - 10 units
      • tank PT-91 - 31 units
      • 122-mm howitzer D-30 - 12 units

      *it should be noted that only transferred and restored equipment is indicated, the list does not include regular Ukrainian and captured Russian equipment.
      1. +3
        April 6 2023 11: 25
        Ek was enough, but the can doesn’t even know that the abrashki are already on the outskirts ..., Austin is only going to teach recruits, he’s bringing in simulators, and then there’s some infa on the VO .... Mustache, I’ll go out of my pants.
      2. 0
        April 6 2023 11: 39
        Thank you for the list, I analyzed where these tanks are based on news reports, it turned out to be more than a hundred tanks near Donetsk, the rest of the directions are poorly protected (they hold on due to trenches).
        Ours can go on the attack in other directions, and the entire front of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will crumble, as part of the equipment will be removed from near Donetsk. In this situation, it is not clear why Zelensky is showing off, although he is an actor, he pretends that everything is fine when everything is bad with him.
      3. 0
        April 6 2023 12: 03
        Quote: Ingvar 72
        Both are in NATO, the pendos will not allow discord in their camp now.

        How in 1974? wink
        1. 0
          April 6 2023 13: 04
          Quote: Alexey RA
          How in 1974?

          I understand your sarcasm, but I think you understand that in today's reality I'm right.
      4. +1
        April 6 2023 12: 28
        Yes, as many as 53 Abrams (although they promised 31) became generous to the Americans, although they most likely do not know about it themselves.
      5. +1
        April 9 2023 14: 37
        It's fake. There are no Abrams in Ukraine. The rest is rain from the cloud.
  2. -4
    April 6 2023 10: 23
    The Greeks are sick. They will write in Holopia that the S-300s have left - the Turks can believe it, and goodbye Greece, hello Yunanistan, Allah is great wassat
  3. +1
    April 6 2023 10: 26
    The Romanian is well done by sending a bill to seize territories from Ukraine. Erdogan has many claims against the Greeks in the Aegean Sea.
  4. 0
    April 6 2023 10: 26
    The serf opened his mouth after consulting with the master .... And the ukroreznik has a cool position - he is not responsible for military operations, but travels around the world and "gipsy" weapons ...., sniffs out where and what someone has, stands. I saw - give.
  5. 0
    April 6 2023 10: 29
    Well, OK, wait, they are forced people, they said to give, they give. But then what are they counting on? The war will end and you will still have to buy from the Russian Federation, and the Russian Federation is very angry for past antics, and how can they live on?
  6. +3
    April 6 2023 10: 35
    military vehicle models


    The Greeks, if anything, Leo1 may well collapse. If they come out cheaper than the Belgian arms baron, then they may well buy it here. Who cares. There like, too, A5.
    1. +2
      April 6 2023 13: 29
      The Greeks LeoA5 (501 units) are in active service, they will not be given away "so simply". But IMHO, now is a good reason for the Greeks to change them for the same Bradleys or Marders.
      Here are the Greek А4GR or V/NL (I don't know what these options are, 19 pcs.), Of those that are "alive", they can definitely be sold / bought / exchanged / donated.

      By the way, the great tank power Italy seems to have already transferred 96 Leo1 vehicles (A2 or A5) for the Armed Forces of Ukraine "for restoration", potentially - 920 units. Total. But, judging by the video, the Italians keep them "in the field, among the grass, under the blue sky" and complain very much that the tanks, unlike the M113, are expensive and difficult to dispose of, they feel sorry for nature. The video was filmed before 2022, IMHO.
    2. +3
      April 6 2023 19: 33
      Google translation: ".... 96 Italian Leopard tanks: bought (through Switzerland) and taken away from Piedmont? Remnants of the Cold War, fast but obsolete ... Remnants of the Cold War, fast but obsolete
      Three days ago the confession of the Rheinmetall CEO: "96 bought in Italy", but not said unless with the prior permission of the Italian government. They may have been taken from the Italian army depot at Lenta in the province of Vercelli. We had 920 of them. Lightness and speed give them value, but they do not match the latest generation of Russian MBTs. The need to supply Ukrainians with tanks obliges European offices to exhume equipment from the Cold War. After the controversy over the training of Ukrainian soldiers in Italy, we again return to the conversation about the supply of heavy weapons: Leopard 1, or vans, which the Meloni government would allow to be transferred to Kiev, a conditional obligation, given the choice to classify decrees. According to Rheinmetall CEO Armin Papperger, the Düsseldorf colossus who builds them would buy 96 of them from the Swiss Ruag. that if the seller is a Swiss company, then their use in Ukraine can become a legal and political problem. The CEO replies, “I don't know. I bought them from a company in Italy." Apparently, Papperger does not mention the name of the company and does not specify whether the Leopard 1s sold by Rheinmetall for repairs before being sent to Kyiv were from the Lenta Italian army depot in Piedmont. Possibly, Berlin's decision to "export" Leopard 1A2s to Ukraine after intense pressure from the Biden administration could also be related to the stockpile of Italian Leopard 4s.
      https://news.italy24.press/local/421296.html

      This is how this dimensionless lumberyard without security in Italy looks like this

      https://youtu.be/choVtQRTQJQ?t=143

      How did the local pioneers not break their legs?! request
  7. 0
    April 6 2023 10: 42
    The Greeks began to bargain. Like they are afraid to get from the Turks ...
  8. 0
    April 6 2023 10: 48
    I would advise the Greeks to think, if a mess with Turkey starts, who will Ukraine support? The Greeks are now arming Ukraine, and then does Russia need Greece or, for example, Bulgaria? Maybe it's easier and more profitable for us to be friends with Turkey. Let them give all Russian weapons to Ukraine and then meet the Turks with flowers. soldier
  9. +1
    April 6 2023 10: 54
    we give what we can
    And in the forces of the BMP, ammunition that kills Russian soldiers and civilians. The Turks are pressing you right.
  10. 0
    April 6 2023 10: 59
    Transfer the air defense system in the hope that it will be replaced (or not replaced) with an American one, years later ...... tsat.
  11. -1
    April 6 2023 11: 17
    "I would like to once again clearly convey to everyone our position: we give what we can."
    We don't give, we sell.
    Don't be modest, Panagiotopoulos...
  12. 0
    April 6 2023 11: 27
    Quote from Bingo
    The Greeks are sick. They will write in Holopia that the S-300s have left - the Turks can believe it, and goodbye Greece, hello Yunanistan, Allah is great wassat

    Quote: evgen1221
    Well, OK, wait, they are forced people, they said to give, they give. But then what are they counting on? The war will end and you will still have to buy from the Russian Federation, and the Russian Federation is very angry for past antics, and how can they live on?

    If we were talking about the USSR, then you would be right. And so any question will be solved by money.

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