Germany to help Greece send Soviet-era combat vehicles to Ukraine

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German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said she was hopeful that a rapid agreement could be reached with Greece on a swap that would allow Soviet-era combat vehicles to be transferred to Ukraine as it fights off Russia’s invasion. “I think we’re on track,” Baerbock said in Athens on Friday after meeting her Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. The materiel in question, BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, have been inspected and Ukraine had been included in the talks, she said. According to Greek Defence Ministry sources, around 100 BMP-1 IFVs are involved. Germany is to supply Marder IFVs to repl…

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