The head of the joint chiefs of staff, Lieutenant General Constantinos Ziazias, submitted his resignation to the Defense Ministry late on Tuesday, Skai reported.
According to sources, Ziazias resigned in protest at the demands by the ministry's political leadership for changes to top level officers in the armed forces as part of a reshuffle aimed at making crucial savings.

Meanwhile the Government Council of Foreign Affairs and National Defense (KYSEA) is scheduled to convene on Wednesday to approve the procurement of 700 reinforced military vehicles from the US, Skai understands.