Two of Greece’s top generals flew over the Aegean this week in what was described as a training mission.
The Chief of Staff of the Greek Armed Forces, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Air Marshal Christos Christodoulou, flew on separate Mirage jets.
Monday’s mission, as announced by the Ministry of Defense, included low flights over the central Aegean, virtual attacks on aerial and ground targets and virtual dogfights.
The flight was scheduled months ago and took place in a period of heightened tensions between Greece and Turkey.
Greek and Turkish vessels have been involved in a number of incidents around the disputed islets of Imia.
In late January, Turkish media claimed Greece’s defense minister was “blocked” from approaching Imia, a charge that Greece denied.