August 25, 2023. Hellas.
decided to terminate the contract with Russia for technical support and
maintenance of the Tor-M1 and Osa-AKM air defense systems. This "top
secret" document was accidentally published in the country's parliament,
which caused a wide resonance. This is reported by Pronews.gr.
to the publication, the available spare parts will only last a few months of
active operation of the systems. This step of the Greek authorities has caused
concern among experts, since significant financial resources spent on these
systems are estimated at around a billion euros. Such a decision can lead to
additional costs and problems in the country's defense sector.
There is a
possibility that these air defense systems may later be redirected through
third countries to Ukraine. This development could have a number of diplomatic
and political implications.
decision to terminate the contract may be due to pressure from Western partners
or a number of other circumstances that are currently not disclosed.