Greece in talks with Russia to buy missiles for S-300 systems : RIA | Reuters
Greece is negotiating with Russia for the purchase of missiles for its S-300 anti-missile systems and for their maintenance, Russia’s RIA news agency quoted Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos as saying on Wednesday.
The report followed a visit by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras last week to Moscow, where he won pledges of Russian moral support and long-term cooperation but no fresh funds to help avert bankruptcy for his heavily indebted nation.
NATO member Greece has been in possession of the Russian-made S-300 air defense systems since the late 1990s.
“We are limiting ourselves to replacement of missiles (for the systems),” RIA quoted Kammenos, who is in Moscow for a security conference, as saying.
“There are negotiations between Russia and Greece on the maintenance of the systems ... as well as for the purchase of new missiles for the S-300 systems,” he said.
The Greek defense ministry in Athens later issued a statement quoting Kammenos as saying: “The existing defense cooperation programs will continue. There will be maintenance for the existing programs.”
No other details were immediately available.
Bon, le communiqué officiel dit qu’il n’a pas tout à fait dit ça. Mais on n’a pas fini d’en entendre parler :
Ah ben, v’la-t-y pas qu’au lieu d’acheter des sous-marins teutons comme d’hab’, i-va acheter du missile chez les Popoffs !