Greece to transfer 40 Soviet BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine

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Greece will receive modern “Marder” infantry fighting vehicles from Germany as replacements

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Greece will receive modern “Marder” infantry fighting vehicles from Germany as a replacement.

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“Following the decision of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Greek Minister of National Defense Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and German Minister of Defense Christine Lambrecht have agreed, in support of the courageous defense of the Ukraine against Russia’s continued aggression, that Greece delivers 40 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine,” the Defense Ministry said.

In early June, the German newspaper Bild, citing a high-ranking representative of the Greek Ministry of Defense, reported that Ukraine would be able to receive Greek BMP-1s according to the scheme proposed by Berlin in a few months.

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Earlier, a Greek government spokesman confirmed that Greece would transfer around 100 BMP-1 units to Ukraine when it receives German Marder infantry fighting vehicles promised by Berlin.

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