Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to stop the entry of Turkish ships in the port of Sevastopol in Crimea, which is annexed by Russia. This was stated by the press service of the Verkhovna Rada on the results of VR Chairman Andriy Parubiy meeting with Erdogan.
"Parubiy said that the interlocutors discussed the issue of the “unofficial entry of the Turkish ships in the port of Sevastopol”, and President of Turkey, in turn, pointed out that “even if this happened unofficially, he will give all the necessary instructions to prevent this from happening in any case,” the statement says.
Additionally, it was also said that Erdogan totally supported Ukraine's position on the importance of preservation of the blockade of the Crimea, including the sea blockade, and the avoidance of any contact with the occupied peninsula.
Parubiy also invited Erdogan to visit Ukraine in the first half of 2017.