In the recent period, the SYRIZA-ANEL government has granted new military bases to the USA and NATO, while it is participating in all of the military operations and police missions of NATO and the EU.

Concerning the position of the KKE on the issue of the bases, Elissaios Vagenas, member of the CC and head of the International Relations Department of the CC of the KKE made the following statement in the newspaper “Russian Gazette”. 

“We have repeatedly condemned and we continue to condemn the granting of military bases, such as the huge naval and air force base of Souda, and other infrastructure for the military operations of the USA and NATO in the Eastern Mediterranean, in North Africa, in the Balkans, the Black Sea and in other regions.” – stated the head of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the KKE, Elissaios Vagenas.

According to K. Vagenas in his interview with “RG”, the KKE actively “opposes the emergence of new USA military bases in Alexandroupoli; against the renovation of military installations in Araxos, where the United States can move a part of their nuclear arsenal; against the use of the military airport of Larisa as a base for American drones, and against the conversion of the port of the island of Syros into a “mini Souda”.

“We do not want our land, our airspace and our territorial waters to be used as a launching pad for US and NATO attacks on other peoples and countries”, -stated Elissaios Vagenas.

The complete article in the newspaper “Russian Gazette” can be found here:




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