Tsipras praises defense personnel for protecting nation


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (center) and his coalition partner and Defense Minister Panos Kammenos (left of center) are seen with the Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA), Evangelos Apostolakis (right), on Wednesday at GEETHA’s operations center. Tsipras and Kammenos were briefed on Wednesday’s annual military exercise dubbed Parmenion, after the Macedonian general of Philip II and Alexander the Great. Tsipras praised Greek defense personnel for safeguarding the country’s independence and territorial integrity even in difficult times. [Andrea Bonetti/Eurokinissi]