Greece has reportedly expressed its willingness to transfer its Russian-built long-range S-300 air defense missile systems to Ukraine if the United States replaces them with a MIM-104 Patriot.
Ukraine would welcome the addition of Greece’s S-300s, even though it’s acquiring the much more advanced Patriot. After all, Kyiv has plenty of experience operating S-300s, so it could immediately press the Greek system into service since it won’t require any additional training or technical assistance. On Dec. 1, Ukrainian Defense Minister Olekssi Reznikov said Ukraine is “currently negotiating with the defense ministers of all countries that have S-300s in service regarding the possibility of replenishing stocks of missiles from their warehouses and arsenals.”
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