Armed forces chief visits naval base for farewells
A small naval vessel transports General Michail Kostarakos, the chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, to the Hellenic Navy’s base on Salamina yesterday. Kostarakos traveled to the Saronic island to bid farewell to the sailors and thank them for their service to the country following a surprise decision last Friday to replace him and other top armed forces officials. The decision was taken by the Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defense (KYSEA). Kostarakos will be replace by Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis.