The port of Alexandroupolis in northern Greece is entering a period of intense mobility, both military and commercial. Its role as a terminal in the export of cargoes of agricultural and mineral products from Ukraine to the Mediterranean and then around the world has been unequivocal since the meeting between the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Ankara in early June. The aim is to establish a safe passage for ships in the Black Sea.

Discussions on the subject are underway between the European Union and the Ukrainian and Greek authorities for the operation of a road and rail axis through Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria, ending at the port of Alexandroupolis, in order to to circumnavigate the dangerous Black Sea.

Largest military transport ever

To have a complete view of the situation, it should be recalled that last week [début juin] 630 British special forces personnel and 340 vehicles boarded theAnvil Pointwhich had moored for the occasion in the port of Alexandroupolis.

The commandos were part of a total force of 4,600 men (Americans, French, Italians, Greeks, Albanians, Montenegrins and North Macedonians) who took part in the Swift Response 2022 exercise at the Krivolak training center in Macedonia. of the North, as part of a preparation for a spread of the Ukrainian crisis in the Balkans.

This summer, the “fever” of transport and travel will increase sharply, because the passage of troops and

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I Kathimerini (Athens)

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