The claim that Greece will transfer S-300 air defense systems to Ukraine has irked Russia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov responded. “Greece has no right to deliver the S-300 missiles to anyone,” he said. He blamed the United States for conducting negotiations with Ukraine.
Because of the war in Ukraine, Greece and Russia have faced each other many times.
“The claim that Athens is preparing to give Ukraine the S-300 air defense system” in the Greek press is one of the issues troubling Moscow.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the S-300 air defense systems were to be placed first in southern Cyprus and finally delivered to Greece.
Lavrov stressed that Greece has no right to transfer S-300 missiles to another country without Russia’s permission.
According to the agreement, Greece has no right to transfer these systems without our permission. We reminded the Greeks of this.” He said.
The Russian foreign minister said that Greece’s response is that they are paying attention to their commitments.
The Russian minister also touched on the US decision to ship Patriot systems to Ukraine.
“The United States does not plan to send experts to Ukraine to use the Patriot” He said.
Lavrov said that they are ready for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, “but the United States did not allow this.”
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