“Club of Friends of Crimea”: Greece becomes a NATO base aimed to the south of Russia, to Crimea
the transfer of US military equipment and troops through its territory turns into a strategic NATO base aimed at southern Russia, focused on the Crimea. This is reported by TASS with reference to the statement of the Greek organization “Club of Friends of Crimea.” attorney Yannis Rachiotis.
“American neo-colonial rule in Greece is strengthening again. The latest update of the Agreement on Mutual Defense Cooperation between Greece and the United States, transforming it from an annual to a five-year one and with the possibility of an unlimited extension, confirms our assessments that our country is becoming a strategic base for Euro-Atlanticism, aimed at the Balkans and even further north, to the Black Sea. and southern Russia, focusing on Crimea, “the statement says.
The text also says that the Black Sea is already gradually turning into a” hot “zone for air and sea offensive operations. The authors of the statement noted that many NATO warplanes and ships, including Greek and Turkish, are participating “side by side in the escalation of tensions.”
Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 after a referendum in which the overwhelming majority of the region's residents who voted supported this decision. Ukraine, the EU countries and the United States refused to recognize the results of the vote, calling the reunification of the peninsula with mainland Russia an annexation. The Russian authorities reject these charges and insist that the accession procedure was in accordance with international law.