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Greece reportedly considers S-300 systems transfer to Ukraine after missile incident near PM

Greece reportedly considers S-300 systems transfer to Ukraine after missile incident near PM Greece is considering transferring S-300 systems to Ukraine (Photo: mil in ua)
Author: Daria Shekina

Greece is considering transferring its S-300 air defense systems to Ukraine, especially after the missile strike by the Russian Federation on Odesa during the visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, reports Army Recognition.

Greece is reconsidering the issue of supplying its Russian-made S-300 and Tor-M1 air defense systems to Ukraine after the Russian military strike near its prime minister during a visit to Ukraine.

"This reassessment marks a turning point after a Russian missile exploded just 500 meters away from the convoy carrying Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Zelensky in Odesa, Ukraine, on March 6, 2024," the material writes.

Media reports indicate that such a possibility exists if Athens receives a more modern American MIM-104 Patriot system.

Osa system

The material states that Greece is also considering the possibility of transferring the Osa-AKM air defense system to Ukraine.

While the S-300 and Tor-M1 systems are of great interest to Ukraine, as repeatedly stated by President Zelenskyy, Ukrainians consider the Osa system outdated.

Greek assistance to Ukraine

Last summer, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Greece. During his visit, he announced that Athens would train Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets. The head of state also stated that Ukraine counted on Greek air defense systems in the Black Sea.

It was later reported that Greece would halt funding for support and maintenance programs for Soviet-era air defense systems, as they could be transferred to Ukraine in the future.

And today it became known that Greece is preparing to supply Ukraine with a new batch of military aid. This includes aviation missiles, artillery pieces, and ammunition.