Greece approves transfer of outdated air defense missiles, anti-aircraft guns to aid Ukraine's army

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The political and military leadership of Greece has approved the transfer of obsolete weapons systems to Ukraine, local outlet Kathimerini reported on Jan. 27.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken offered Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis the option to transfer or sell military equipment to Ukraine on Jan. 26.

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The decision was made after the United States approved the sale of modern F-35 fighters to Greece. In response, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken offered Greece the option of transferring or selling weapons to Ukraine in exchange for up to $200 million in aid from Washington.

Greece decided to transfer outdated systems and equipment that are no longer used by their army. Greece is armed with Tor, Osa, S-300 air defense systems, as well as ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft systems, and has reserves of ammunition for these weapons systems.

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