Defence Minister Kammenos: The immortal ‘NO’ remind us also the perpetual faith of the Greeks in defending freedom and democracy

Defence Minister Panos Kammenos hailed on Thursday the readiness of the armed forces for the defense of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, in a message ahead of the “Ohi Day” celebrations on October 28.

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He said their stance is important “especially today when challenges to international law and treaties intensify, mainly from Turkey’s side,” he added.

Kammenos also hailed the armed forces’ contribution in assisting with the refugee issue “as required by the centuries-old traditions of our nation – assistance and hospitality.”

“The immortal ‘NO’ reminds us not only of the struggles facing the Greek nation over the centuries, but also the perpetual faith of the Greek people in defending the high values of freedom and democracy,” the minister added.