US aims to turn Alexandroupoli into a naval base

Greece
Mon, 19 Sep 2022 11:23 GMT
The Greek press wrote that the plan was conveyed to Athens by the American authorities. It was stated that guided missile destroyers could be docked at the port.
US aims to turn Alexandroupoli into a naval base

The Greek press wrote that the plan was conveyed to Athens by the American authorities. It was stated that guided missile destroyers could be docked at the port.

The USA has turned the Alexandroupoli Port into a weapons center in Greece.

Military equipment transported through the port increased 14 times last year to 3,100 "pieces". This year, this figure has already been reached.

NEW PLAN FOR ALEXANDROUPOLIS

Kathimerini newspaper wrote that the US army is preparing to turn Alexandroupoli into a naval base.

In the report, it was stated that Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers could approach the port in question.

It was noted that the situation regarding the work to be done in this direction was conveyed to the Athens administration by the US authorities.

The Pentagon, which claims the base is "against Russia"; In order to have a presence in the Balkans, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean, it shipped tanks and armored vehicles to the port last July.

Joshua D. Hirsch, Colonel of the 598th Transport Brigade, describing the shipments they made, "The port is magnificent." had used the phrase.

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW UNITS ON THE SUDA BASE IS ON THE DESK

On the other hand, in the report of the same newspaper, it was reported that the US authorities are considering the construction of new units to deploy UAVs and F-35 warplanes to the Suda Base in Crete.

Athens and Washington signed the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement in October 2021.

It was emphasized that within the framework of this agreement, the expansion of Suda is among the topics on the table.

US bases in Greece

In addition to Alexandroupoli and Crete, the USA has military bases in Kavala, Thessaloniki, Larisa and Stefanovic on the territory of Greece.

It is stated that military personnel, vehicles and ammunition are shipped to these bases intermittently.

ERDOĞAN: THEIR ANSWER IS 'AGAINST RUSSIA'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted to the military activity in Greece.

Erdogan, "against whom they set up?" "The answer they give is 'against Russia'. We will not eat it." he said.

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