ND for George Tsipras: “Defense is not an end in itself” is a political stance of SYRIZA

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ND’s reaction was provoked by the position he expressed earlier in Parliamentthe Head of Defense of SYRIZA, George Tsipras. According to Mr. Tsipras, “the defense of the country is not an end in itself”. Piraeus in a statement, claims that such positions are not verbal slips of officials of the official opposition, but a political stance and concludes noting that “The government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis is upgrading the deterrent power of Greece, strengthening the Armed Forces and modernizing the defense equipment.”

The full text of ND’s announcement follows:

Earlier, from the podium of the Greek Parliament, George Tsipras informed us that “the defense of the country is not an end in itself.” He thus reminded once again the defensive dogma of SYRIZA. Alexis Tsipras himself said that the sea has no borders, when other first-class SYRIZA officials called on us to risk it with Turkey. This is not a verbal slip, but a political stance, based on which SYRIZA is voting against defense agreements, such as those with France and the United States, which strengthen our deterrent capability and shield the country.

The Government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis is upgrading the deterrent power of Greece, strengthening the Armed Forces and modernizing the defense equipment. By protecting its borders, Greece is pursuing a modern and multifaceted foreign policy, regaining its international position as a factor of stability in the Balkans and the Southeastern Mediterranean.

George Tsipras: The defense of the country is not an end in itself

Earlier, the position that the defense of the country is not an end in itself (!) was stated in Parliament by George Tsipras, Head of Defense of SYRIZA. During the discussion on the bill on the country’s defense shield, Mr. Tsipras even claimed that in the face of the recent objections of the Turkish Foreign Minister with which he questioned our sovereignty over the islands, ΅ “the State Department’s response referred to the sovereignty us on the islands, but did not make the slightest hint of the right of defense of the islands “.

In particular, the head of the Defense Department of the official opposition, said among other things in its placement:

“There is no shield if the country goes bankrupt, if it is subject to new memoranda and deprived of its financial independence. There is no shield when the people are subject to economic suffocation and unfortunately we are back in this situation, when the next budgets for many years will be burdened with huge demands of military spending, perhaps because Mr. Mitsotakis wants to pretend to be the national leader today. The issue of foreign policy and security policy is what the country’s defense must serve»And added: “The defense of the country is not an end in itself. Recently, very recently, opposite statements by Tsavousoglou and other former Turkish officials who not only challenge the right of defense in the Eastern Aegean islands, but also challenge national sovereignty over the islands. His answer State Department they referred to our sovereignty over the islands, but did not make the slightest hint of the islands’ right to defense. ”

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