Victoria Ivanova. Greece is planning to ask the Russian Federation to assist with the modernization of its air defense, told reporters on Wednesday Deputy head of Rosoboronexport Igor Sevastyanov.
" The Greek side wants to ask Russia to provide assistance on the theme upgrade systems (MISSILE defense and air defense). Negative reviews about these systems Russia does not receive, " said Sevastyanov, who heads the Russian delegation at an international military exhibition Eurosatory-2014.
however, this country more than half a century included in NATO - the Alliance Greece joined in 1952, during the first extension of this organization. Comments of the authorities of Greece Last news until lacks.
As it was declared, Greece is the only NATO countries that have adopted the Russian air defense systems s-300. These complexes in the middle of 1990-ies in the Russian Federation have acquired Cyprus, however, because of the sharp reaction of Turkey in agreement with Athens complexes were posted on the Greek island of Crete, and then transferred to the ownership of Greece.
in addition, armed with Greece consist of the Soviet anti-aircraft missile complex " OSA ".
Relations between Russia and NATO has quickly become complicated in connection with the events in Ukraine. The head of the NATO foreign Ministers in early April told that suspend and practical military cooperation Between NATO and Russia, but keep the contacts of the Council Russia-NATO at the level of ambassadors and above. In June a group of specialists prepared a report to the Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen, which says that a return to the strategic partnership Between NATO and Russia is currently impossible.