Despite Rift, Kammenos Says Russia Still Key Greek Partner

Source: Hellenic Ministry of National Defence.

The ejection of two Russian diplomats accused of trying to scuttle the anti-nationalist Radical Left SYRIZA’s deal to rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) doesn’t mean Greece doesn’t view Moscow as an ally, Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said.

He is the leader of the pro-austerity, marginal, jingoistic Independent Greeks (ANEL) who are the junior coalition partner in the administration, who spoke after meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shogiu.

“I would like to say that Greece has had a strategic partnership with Russia for many years, while also using weapons systems produced by the Russian defense industry. We are maintaining them in working condition and would like to discuss ways in which we can continue our cooperation,” Kammenos said.

He opposed a deal that Greece’s anti-nationalist Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias made to rename FYROM as North Macedonia and remove a veto keeping the country out of NATO and opening the door to European Union accession talks and which would give away the name of the ancient abutting Greek province of Macedonia forever.

A clash between the two led to Kotzias quitting after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, needing ANEL’s seven votes to have a three-vote majority in Parliament, sided with Kammenos. The agreement Kotzias reached – with Tsipras’ consent – was brokered with the help of United Nations envoy Matthew Nimetz, an American lawyer who had failed for almost two decades to resolve the problem but resumed talks earlier this year after a three-year break amid speculation the US wanted to get what would be North Macedonia into NATO as a bulwark against Russian interests in the Balkans.

Shoigu said he wants to discuss the boosted presence of NATO contingents, in particular those of the US, in Greece with Kammenos wooing both Moscow and Washington, saying he’d like a bigger American military presence in Greece while buying Russian weapons.

“Today, NATO’s military activity has reached an unprecedented level since the Cold War. The intensity and the scale of operational and combat training have increased,” said Shoigu.

Shoigu also told Kammenos that the European Union and NATO should weigh the consequences of a US exit from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, warning it will entail “serious consequences” for Europe.

(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)

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  1. Fatso knows he will be out of a job soon, do hes on his I will say and do good things so he gets paid…
    Just another crooked greek defense minister that has not procured one item of military hardware for greece in 3 yrs…hes an opportunist, a bloated fake right wing whale harpoon him get it over with.

  2. Fatso….also got a message….from the Russian Defense Minister…..

    “Today, NATO’s military activity has reached an unprecedented level since the Cold War. The intensity and the scale of operational and combat training have increased,” said Shoigu.

    Shoigu also told Kammenos that the European Union and NATO should weigh the consequences of a US exit from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF)
    Treaty, warning it will entail “serious consequences” for Europe.

    TRANSLATION FOR FATSO…. THE UNITED STATES LUNATICS ARE RAPIDLY MARCHING EUROPE WITH NATO INTO A NUCLEAR WAR WITH RUSSIA BY CONTINUING TO EXECUTE MASSIVE MILITARY EXERCISES WITH U.S TROOPS ON THE BORDERS OF RUSSIA….. AND RESTORING THE COLD WAR TO LEVELS NOT SEEN SINCE THE WORST DAYS OF THE OLD COLD WAR WITH THE SOVIET UNION ….AND DEMANDING THAT EUROPE AND GREECE MAKE THE ENEMIES OF AMERICA …THOSE OF THE REST OF NATO AND EUROPE!

    THE ……. US exit from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia …. will now allow the U.S to place in Nato countries …these intermediate range nuclear missiles ….which will now make European countries like Greece….legitimate targets of one of their 7500 nuclear warheads…who maintain military bases of U.S forces …potentially armed with nuclear warheads provided by the U.S …. to wage war on Russia …. and result in total devastation …. as a result of the degenerate sadist and lunatics in Washington!

    Importantly, based on the treaty….Russia could never use or develope Intermediate Nuclear missiles …whose range …would be specifically targeted for a war with Europe! Therefore, welcome to the Pandora’s box…of being part of the Nato alliance owned by the U.S….. Russia is free to pick up…where they left off before the treaty ….and have some pretty incredible prototypes ….that can simply use a Drone …and I mean …nothing like the ones you have heard about….to plant in Greece …if it feels that the U.S bases in Greece are armed with missile directed against the enemy of America…but not Greece!

    So the message to the Fat man ….was stop calling us a Partner and Ally of Greece….when you promote U.S bases in Greece, who have publicly called Russia , China, Iran etc etc enemies of America!

    To double down on this …what TNH has not reported to you…is that Kay Huthinson…another one of these Anglo American white supremacist war criminal…led a US diplomatic. envoy….who has publicly stated that they are prepared to bomb Russian facilities in Russia ..who develope any of these new weapons, and furthermore, .. impose a Military Blockade of the black sea….to prevent the export of Russian oil and gas shipments!

    Additionally, these people have alerted us …to the fact that Russia is conducting military exercises on their land ….which indicate they are preparing for WAR!
    The Russian response …you are absolutely correct …we are preparing for a war with America …if you attack!

    So Pavlo… is their any reason …why the fat man would not immediately close the U.S bases in Greece , and remove Greece as soon as possible , from an alliance which called Nato….on a suicide mission to evoke nuclear war on Europe and Greece ….in order to fulfill the dreams of the most degenerate country …the world has ever witnessed! Just think the only country …in history…to drop not one ,but 2 atom bombs on civilians in Nagasaki and Hiroshima…are certainly capable of starting a Nuclear holocaust to take down the entire world !

    So what does ….Fatso…not understand…. that the U.S. wants you to comply with their wars …. and Russia has just told you ….that the conclusion of World War 3 is rapidly approaching …. and you are either a Nato ally to the U.S war effort …or a just another victim of their treachery !

    The school boys of Greece…even know …it is time to stop Nato slaughter ..;.and remove Greece from this war mongering organization …that has brought death and destruction to most of the Middle East! Say goodbye to the U.S bases …and adding more bases is an act of Treason….when you are destroying the security and peace of the people of Greece…. which is the number one obligation of every government in the world!

  3. Michael we agree in this 100%..I want Greece out of NATO for many reasons, but want them militarily prepared to fight alone, and a fight, have you seen the lastest Turkish Claim if a shooting war breaks out Greece would be destroyed in 4 hours. The sad part is it’s probably true…Greece is not set up ready for a real war, antique war equipment, a few modern fighters, few ships, and Apache Longbow helicopters, still Vietnam era hueys, etc, now it knows NATO would help. With NATO gone all alone, would run out of planes, ships, ammo in days…its a shame, from empire defeater to an army the girl scouts could beat.

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