Greece will continue to strengthen cooperation with Russia in defense, said the leader of the party " Independent Greeks ", the Minister of national defense of Greece Panos Kammenos.
"cooperation in the defence area between Greece and Russia will be continued, strengthened, and I believe that my term as Minister of national defence will have the opportunity to make it wider. I am one of those who always believed in continuous improvement of Greek-Russian relations, because Greece and Russia are not only friendly and allied countries, this Orthodox countries. For this reason, our friendship is based on faith and solidarity, " drew the attention of Kammenos on Thursday at a reception at the Russian Embassy in Athens on the occasion of the day of defender of the Fatherland." We, the Greeks, never forget that in difficult moments for our country, for example, during the invasion and occupation (Turkish troops in the North of Cyprus in 1974, Russia supported us in the UN security Council, " continued the head of the Ministry of defence.- We, Greeks, feel safe when you are very close to us, and you feel secure in the southern part of the Mediterranean, because we have (here) friends and allies ". When asked about plans for strengthening military-technical cooperation between Greece and Russia, the Minister said: "We are preparing the expansion and development of existing programs. We discuss the most in the case of joint production in the defense industry ". Remember, fresh Greek authorities, representing the radical left party SYRIZA, have close contacts with Russia and oppose the strengthening of penalties relative to the capital of Russia. Thus, according to the results of the meeting of January 29, Greece has made exceptions to the communiqu? paragraph on the introduction of new sanctions against Russia, as well as statements on the occasion of the Moscow responsibility for the conflict in Ukraine.