ATHENS – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis “is ‘selling’ the Greek state’s role as the “good boy” in NATO but also as a ‘middle-man’ for the business deals in energy that are being promoted – with the USA in a dominant role – against the background of the war in Ukraine,” the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) said on Tuesday, commenting on the prime minister’s meeting with US President Joe Biden in Washington.
The big losers, however, from this ‘transaction’ will be “the Greek people, who will pay for the ‘best moment in the Greek-US relations’ with a deeper involvement in the war plans, with greater energy poverty and a new round of NATO armament supplies along with new great perils for the country’s sovereign rights. Those that benefit will be the so-called investors, namely the business groups,” KKE added.
Regarding the alleged protection against Turkey, the party added, “one has only to look at the bargaining underway at this time betwen NATO-USA and Turkey over Sweden and Finland’s accession to NATO. Preserving NATO’s cohesion, which also affects Greek-Turkish relations, is the factor that drives the undermining of sovereign rights and solutions of ‘joint exploitation’,” KKE concluded.