Russia warns Greece against supplying Ukraine with Russian-made S-300 air defence missile systems, urging Athens to drop “provocative” plans.
Speaking at a news briefing in Moscow, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the transfer of the S-300 systems would be “a gross violation” of the intergovernmental agreements on military-technical cooperation and supply of military products.
“The violation of contractual obligations will inevitably have consequences, not to mention the weakening of Greece’s defence capability in the field of air defence”, she warned.
Zakharova added that Athens also demonstrates “complete indifference” to international restrictions that prohibit arms export, which could violate international humanitarian law.
“Before it’s too late – it’s like advice – you can abandon dangerous plans. Once again, we warn the Greek leadership about responsibility”, she said.