Contents tagged with Greece

  • Greece considers selling 32 F-16 fighters to Ukraine

    The Greek government is considering supplying Ukraine with up to 32 F-16 fighters. However, France's approval is required before proceeding, reports News Break. According to a source, Greece plans to sell 108 decommissioned fighters, including 32 F-16C/-D Block 30s, 24 Mirage 2000-5 Mk. 2s, and 33 F-4E PI2000s.

    Additionally, it is reported that in July 2022, a relevant parliamentary committee approved the sale of these fighters and associated equipment – spare parts, simulators, instruments, …

  • Greece mulls delivering S-300 air defense systems to Ukraine after Russia’s missile attack on Odesa during Greek PM's visit

    During Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis's visit to Odesa, the city was attacked by Russian missiles. This incident was followed by reports that Ukraine may receive S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems from Greece, according to the Greek newspaper Ekathimerini.

    Greece is considering the delivery of the S-300 missile system to Ukraine from its stockpile on the island of Crete. The country had previously been hesitant about such supplies, eager not to provoke Russia and because the United …

  • Greece to supply Ukraine with Soviet-made military equipment in exchange for $200 Million U.S. assistance package

    Greece has agreed to a US State Department proposal to transfer or sell weapons to Ukraine in exchange for Washington's assistance amounting to $200 million, reports The Greek newspaper Kathimerini.

    It is noted that Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has given instructions regarding the transfer to Ukraine of systems and equipment that are not being used by the Greek army.

    Before this, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken sent a letter to the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis …

  • Ex-commander of Ukrainian volunteer battalion detained in Greece at Moscow's request

    Former commander of the Ukrainian volunteer battalion Aidar Serhiy Melnichuk was detained in Greece at the request of the Russian authorities. In Russia, Melnichuk is accused of involvement in the deaths of journalists of the Russian state news agency VGTRK in eastern Ukraine in 2014.

    Melnichuk was detained at the border of Greece and Bulgaria on Sunday, March 1. As he himself said on his Facebook page, he is accused of murder. The former soldier noted that his pregnant wife and ten-month-old …

  • Israel, Cyprus and Greece to collaborate on natural gas pipeline to EU

    Israel, Cyprus and Greece are determined to transport natural gas from the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. After a trilateral meeting in Athens on August 7, Greek Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis confirmed that the three countries will be collaborating closely.

    “We hope that we will soon be able to sign the relevant agreement,” said Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz. He emphasized the importance of the project for Europe.

    Several years ago, large natural gas reserves …

  • Russia: Crimean shipyards ready to produce speed boats for Greece

    Shipbuilding companies in Crimea are ready to fulfill orders for Greek companies, said Crimean “Minister of Industrial Policy” Andrey Vasyut, as cited by the Kryminform news agency.

    “Crimea’s shipbuilding companies have upgraded their production capabilities and infrastructure, and have the necessary competence to fulfill the orders of Greece’s interested companies,” he said.

    Representatives of the Zalyv and More shipyards confirmed that they were ready to collaborate and to build speedboats …

  • Russian media: Kremlin will punish Greece if Athens provides information about S-300 missile systems to Israel

    Athens could suffer if it gives Israel information about S-300 aerial defense systems and lets the Israeli Air Force practice against such systems, writes the Russian site

    “If the key problem of the S-300s is the difficult attacking conditions for Israeli fighters, which are still taking cover behind civilian aircraft, then Iran will certainly be willing to act, attacking any hostile objects without restraint. Obviously, Israel is aware of this, which is why this country’s air force …

  • Pompeo and the leaders of Cyprus and Greece will meet in Israel to discuss gas pipeline to Europe

    US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis will arrive in Israel in the near future to discuss the construction of the world's longest underwater EastMed gas pipeline from the Eastern Mediterranean to Europe, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the Jewish state stated on Wednesday.

    “In a few days, the leaders of Cyprus and Greece will come here together with US Secretary of State Pompeo to advance the construction of a …

  • Accomplice of fugitive oligarch Kurchenko arrested in Greece at Ukraine’s request

    Russian energy specialist Yevgeny Kalinin was arrested in Greece at Ukraine’s request on Saturday 2 March, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to his attorney, Yannis Rachiotis, the Russian was on a business trip in Greece, and was detained at the Athens airport on 28 February.

    At the end of hearings on Friday, the court ruled that Kalinin is to be detained until Greece receives an extradition request from Ukraine.

    The Russian is wanted by Ukraine for violating local tax laws during his work in …

  • Greece receives first batch of liquefied natural gas from the US

    Greece has received the first batch of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States, 168 thousand/cubic meters (or 1,772,400 MWh), stated the operator company of the Greek national gas transmission system DESFA.

    The first batch of LNG was delivered in accordance with the agreement between the Greek DEPA and American Cheniere.

    “This is the first batch of American LNG from shale gas imported by Greece and delivered from the new Cheniere terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, to the third tank …