The Greek government is going to seriously arm Ukraine at the expense of Germany


Greek media report that the government of the country is going to hand over to Kyiv in the near future an "incredible amount" of various weapons and ammunition systems to equip the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The published amount does look impressive, although this is only a small part of the weapons that Athens can give Kyiv at the expense of Berlin.


It should be noted that a few days ago, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, criticized in the West, mentioned that Soviet-style BMP-1s would be delivered from Greece to Ukraine. This is armored vehicles from the stocks of the National People's Army of the GDR, which was once transferred to Athens. In return, the Greeks will receive from Berlin the same number of German BPM Marder ("Marten").

Now Greek journalists have released a list with a more complete range of military products. The list includes: 122 BMP-1 (with full ammunition for PKT machine guns), 15 thousand 73-mm caliber shells for infantry fighting vehicles, 2,1 thousand 122-mm caliber rockets for MLRS, 20 thousand Kalashnikov assault rifles, 3,2, 7,62 million rounds of 47 mm caliber for AK-17, 155 thousand artillery shells of 1,1 mm caliber, 18 thousand disposable RPG-60, 92 FIM-XNUMX Stinger MANPADS.

The Greeks, who for many years actively armed themselves and prepared for a big war with the Turks, became a real find for the Germans. The arsenal of the Armed Forces of Greece and allied Cyprus (countries regularly exchange weapons) is very large. At the same time, Greece will definitely not mind rearming at the expense of Germany, for which this could be a way out of the extremely difficult situation in which the federal government found itself.

Berlin frankly does not want to arm Kyiv with its direct supplies and quarrel with Moscow over this. However, criticism from Ukraine and the West became so sensitive for the Germans that they began to look for an opportunity to get out and, as it were, “not offend anyone.” Greece is just the right choice. At the same time, the United States and the Czech Republic are unlikely to be against it.

The Greek ground forces have: 188 BMP-1, 500 Leopard 1A5 tanks, which they will gladly exchange for Leopard 2A5, 2108 American tracked armored personnel carriers M113A1 / A2, 418 self-propelled howitzers of the M109A family of 155-mm caliber (USA), 145 self-propelled howitzers M110A2 caliber 203 mm (USA), 109 Czech MLRS RM-70 caliber 122 mm. The above weapons systems are only a small part of what the army has, but there is also a fleet, aviation and air defense, and of Cyprus of course. The Greeks will not at all mind updating their submarine fleet, because it was not in vain that the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine recently mentioned submarinesmeeting with the head of the German Defense Ministry.
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  1. tkot973 Offline tkot973
    tkot973 (Konstantin) 5 June 2022 22: 47
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    Greece is going to seriously arm Ukraine at the expense of Germany. Reminds me of the catchphrase:

    Senya, tell your friend why Volodya shaved off his mustache.

    Nothing but a bitter smile, this news does not cause.
  2. skeptic Offline skeptic
    skeptic 5 June 2022 23: 22
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    Do not dig a hole for others - you yourself will find yourself there. The main thing is that our people do not forget the Greeks, when distributing, according to merit.
    "Co-religionists", take them by the leg.
  3. Mks7 Offline Mks7
    Mks7 (Maksim) 5 June 2022 23: 26
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    Quote: skeptic
    Do not dig a hole for others - you yourself will find yourself there. The main thing is that our people do not forget the Greeks, when distributing, according to merit.

    ))) Greece is a NATO country, why empty threats, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks supply a lot of weapons and are not afraid of anything.
  4. Mks7 Offline Mks7
    Mks7 (Maksim) 5 June 2022 23: 39
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    Serious arsenal. And for the Greeks, a profitable opportunity to get rid of obsolete weapons and get modern ones. In addition to Paladin, Krab, HIMARS, anti-ship missiles, air defense - it will not be possible to grind such arsenals, moreover, the damage from modern American and Polish artillery systems will be very painful. It looks like the parties will agree on a ceasefire by the fall, and a peace treaty can be expected by the end of the year.
    1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 6 June 2022 03: 31
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      By winter, Russia will first agree on the boundaries within which the Donbass will become part of the Russian Federation, as well as on the boundaries of the new republics that have arisen on the territory of the former. Ukraine.

      The importance of foreign weapons should not be exaggerated. They are generally worse or no better than ours. At the same time, you need to be able to use them, and there is also no equipment for their repair.
      Yes, they will prolong the agony of the Kyiv regime for a couple of days. But the strategic benefit of this weapon is zero. Basically, it's a propaganda weapon. It is especially funny how they consider machine guns and cartridges for them.
  5. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 6 June 2022 03: 24
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    When Greece is at war with Turkey, Russia will stand aside and smile to sell modern weapons to the Turks. As it comes around, it will respond (c).
  6. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 6 June 2022 06: 55
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    Grinded, once the great Greeks, to the fuss over a few coins. And if you go there as a tourist, then for the sake of contrast. A contrast of great antiquity, ruins with the remains of historical giants - Sparta, Macedonian, many, many Achaeans ... and their descendants, degenerated to the state of "small hucksters". Never again capable of the Parthenon.

    Imagine, NEVER!? ...
    Never again will they be able to build even a faint resemblance to the Acropolis. As in general, anything "worthwhile" ...

    To be honest, the first thought that came to mind... was the amazement of Don Corleone from The Godfather, who suddenly discovered that worthless people own treasures that do not correspond to their status:

    - the possession of modern Greece territories, with a wonderful climate, an important geopolitical and commercial location, ... unnatural. The country of beggars and effeminate, softened from idleness in the intervals between the dirty tricks of the bodies cannot have Crete, Delphi and Pelloponnese in its possession.

    This is nonsense. They will definitely be taken away from the amorphous and unprincipled Greeks.
    Who? Yes, anyone who is the first to think about the insignificance of actions and the corrupt essence of the natives.

    These South European "Papuans" will be wiped out of history forever ...
  7. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) 6 June 2022 08: 57
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    The Poles have already armed.
  8. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 June 2022 09: 22
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    All right. an obvious one of the results of Z - everyone is happily reducing the junk, and joyfully starting to spin a new arms race.

    Putin outplayed everyone here too. 2000 Armat, Su 75, hypersonic, petrel, Poseidon, Z, V, Y, - and everyone will finally pour in an abyss of money in the military-industrial complex and expand NATO