Greece terminated the contract for the maintenance of military equipment with Russia

According to Greek sources, Athens decided to terminate the contract with Moscow for the maintenance of Tor-M1 and Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile systems. The relevant document, which should be kept secret, was mistakenly published in the Greek Parliament.

The currently available parts will be enough to service the systems for several months. According to the portal Pronews.Gr, by initiating such a step, the Greek authorities are actually throwing away a billion euros. It cannot be ruled out that over time, these air defense systems will be transferred to Ukraine.

The Tor-M1 and Osa-AKM complexes have been in service with the Greek army for about two decades and are based on the islands of the Aegean Sea. These systems are considered somewhat outdated, but capable of effectively intercepting enemy missiles. In total, Greece has 21 Tor-M1 and 38 short-range Osa-AK / AKM units at its disposal. Previously, these systems showed a very high quality of hitting targets, destroying up to 98 percent of potential enemy targets. Many Western air defense systems are not able to achieve such a result.

As Greek National Defense Minister Nikos Dendias noted, there are no plans to conclude new contracts for the maintenance of Russian defense complexes. How Athens will replace these weapons is still unknown.
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  1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 25 August 2023 16: 06
    Are we being bullied again? Carl, these Russians are so naive
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  2. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 25 August 2023 18: 59
    Greece terminated the contract for the maintenance of military equipment with Russia

    The flag is in their hands!
    They will fight back from the Turks themselves, even the "harmful" NATO will not help!
    1. Sergei Fonov Offline Sergei Fonov
      Sergei Fonov (sergey fonov) 25 August 2023 19: 30
      In general, given the number of Russian citizens who profess Islam, we can quite afford to support not only Greece, let them think about it.
  3. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 25 August 2023 22: 27
    You must pay a penalty. Here are the Turks, they observe their interests, everything is clear with them. And whose interests are the Greeks observing here?
  4. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 26 August 2023 05: 55
    Original! Russia maintains air defense systems, and Banderlogia will send them! And the fact that these systems cannot be transferred to anyone without the consent of the country of origin does not bother anyone! And Russia is absolutely to blame for this, which, instead of suing and imposing sanctions against our enemies, and in this case it is Greece, as always keeps silent.