Russia to hold military exercises in Greek airspace

A Russian aircraft carrier will conduct military exercises in Greek airspace later this month, Greece's Defence Ministry said.

Russia to hold military exercises in Greek airspace

A Russian aircraft carrier will conduct military exercises in Greek airspace later this month, the first such wargames to take place in the NATO member's area, Greece's Defence Ministry said on Friday.

The carrier Kuznetsov will operate southeast of the Greek island of Rhodes on Jan 3, 4, 8 and 10 and south of the island of Crete on Jan 11, it said.

"The Kuznetsov, which is sailing in the southeast Mediterranean, asked Greece's civil aviation authority to operate within the Athens Flight Information Region (FIR)," the ministry said in a statement. "The request was granted."

Greek defence officials said that Russian Sukhoi 25 and Sukhoi 33 fighter aircraft would take part in the operations, as well as Kamov helicopters.

It was the first time that such a request was made, officials said.

Reuters
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CHRIS
CHRIS - 10 yıl Before

As a greek i am proud that our russian brothers will make an exercise in our waters. for years NATO terror have not allowed us to claim our own rights in our own waters...thank you Russia!!!

diakos
diakos - 10 yıl Before

greece is wise to invite russia because what the new world order is doing to greece is to destroy greece as well turkey is ready to attack greece not any more let the turks try to invade greek airspace sukoi will be after you turk