Opposition PASOK-Movement for Change (KINAL) leader Nikos Androulakis stated that “2022 proved that the appeasing policy does not function against revisionist leaders that do not respect the international law” in his intervention to the European Parliament on Wednesday.
Androulakis added that Europe should move immeditately to the necessary defence union in order to be able to adequately protect its citizens.
“While we are experiencing the repercussions from Putin’s illegal invasion to Ukraine, the European leadership remains idle to the constant and escalating Turkish provocations against Greece and Cyprus,” he underlined.
Androulakis pointed out that Greece will continue to steadily defend its national sovereignty but the policy of equal distances, especially from NATO, gives an alibi to Erdogan (Recep Tayyip, Turkish president).
He concluded his intervention underlining that not a single bullet, let alone fighter jets and aircraft carriers should be sold to a country that is threatening the peace in the Southeastern Mediterranean.