George Koumoutsakos slams defence ministry’s ‘dangerous frivolity’

“The situation with the defence ministry has now become very serious,” main opposition New Democracy’s shadow minister for foreign affairs George Koumoutsakos said on Thursday. He was talking to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) about Nicosia’s denial of reports appearing in the Greek press regarding an alleged military ‘close encounter’ near Cyprus.

“Defence ministry ‘sources’ talk about a close encounter in Cyprus and Nicosia denies this…there cannot be talk about a possible close encounter at a time when actions to exploit the energy reserves in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone are underway. This frivolity is now becoming dangerous,” Koumoutsakos said.