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Saturday, 25 March 2023 07:13 GMT

Greece Will Not Send Tanks To Ukraine, Because It Needs Them Itself - PM

(MENAFN- UkrinForm) Greece is not planning to join an international 'tank coalition' and send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, as it needs them to support its own defense capabilities.

Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said this in an interview with the Nikkei agency, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

'We have provided significant military support to Ukraine, [such as] armored personnel carriers, but we will not provide Leopard 2 tanks for the simple reason that they are absolutely necessary for our defense posture,' he said.

He added that Greece is willing to support Ukraine, 'but not at the expense of our own defense capabilities.'

The Greek army has about 350 Leopard 2 tanks in service.

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