GREECE TO LEASE TWO FREMM FRIGATES FROM FRANCE AMID AEGEAN TENSIONS WITH TURKEY

Sourced: Shephard

Greece will this summer lease two state-of-the-art French warships, the defence ministry said 20 April as Athens seeks to bolster its defences in the Aegean Sea amid growing tensions with Turkey.

Confirming a report by the daily Kathimerini, Greece’s deputy defence minister, Fotis Kouvelis, told SKAI radio that France ‘has made two frigates available to us in a leasing agreement’.

The deal was finalised in a telephone call between Greek Prime Minister Alexs Tsipras and French President Emmanuel Macron, Kouvelis said.

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