The developments in Ukrainethe provision of defense equipment and the training of the Ukrainian armed forces as well as cooperation in developing capabilities for the country’s defense were discussed at the meeting of “Rammstein shape“, of the contact group on the Defense of Ukraine, which took place at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, at the initiative of the US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

The Minister of National Defense Nikos Dendias participated in the meetingand as announced by the Ministry of National Defense, in his intervention he reiterated that “it is Greece’s position of principle to support Ukraine and its right to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, based on the principles of International Law and the Charter of United States”.

He also referred to our country’s defense assistance to Ukraine and emphasized that “Greece will continue to stand by its side”.

General Dimitrios Houpis, the head of the GHETHA, also participated in the meeting.

On the sidelines of the conference, Mr. Dendias had bilateral meetings with the Defense Ministers of Ukraine Rustem Umerov, France’s Sebastien Lecornu, Germany’s Boris Pistorius and the United Kingdom’s Under Secretary of Defense, James Heappey.

Besides, it became known that tomorrow the Minister of National Defense will go to the Naval Fort of Cotronio Marathona Attica for the ceremony of welcoming and joining the new MH-60 ROMEO helicopters to the Naval Aviation Command.