Former PASOK defence minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos testified on Thursday before a Parliamentary preliminary examination committee investigating his alleged involvement, while in office, in illegalities concerning the purchase of four German-made submarines by the Hellenic Navy.
Responding to questions by reporters before his testimony, Tsohatzopoulos merely referred to “another battle. Nothing is impossible in politics”.

According to sources, Tsohatzopoulos has submitted a chronicle of the submarine contract to the committee, with an emphasis on the decisions unanimously reached by the high-ranking Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA), while he maintains that based on the documents presented, decisions were made by all competent collective bodies.