Soldiers from the military camps of Evros and Thrace published a letter expressing their protest against the facilities offered by the Greek armed forces to NATO's "Noble Jump" exercise held in Romania from 30 May to 22 June. Here is the text:
From the military camps of Evros and Thrace we express our protest against the use by NATOs of Greece and Romania for the implementation of new NATO plans of interventions and wars against the peoples. At the end of NATO's "Noble Jump" exercise, the SYRIZA-ANEL government has already agreed to facilitate them "land and water".
It is a provocation against the soldiers, children of the Greek people, especially after the reactions of the soldiers and the popular movement of the last 20 days with proclamations, demonstrations, reports and letters from all Greece and Cyprus, proclaiming their Opposition to NATO.
We are not auxiliary to NATO troops
We affirm our opposition to use by NATO troops, airports, roads, camps and other infrastructure in our country.
They must not set foot on the soil of our country: they are unwelcome!
Camp Triantafyllides - Petrochori Xanthi
Camp Zisis - Alexandroupolis
Camp Kandilapti - Alexandroupolis (644th Motorized Infantry Battalion)
Camp Kyroudi - Nea Santa Rodopi
502nd Motorized Infantry Battalion - Kavyli Evros
512th Motorized Infantry Battalion - Koufovouno Evros
7th Armored Squadron (EMA) - Provatonas Evros.