Turkish foreign minister responds to Russia’s reproach on relations with Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

He underlined that the position of Ankara toward Crimea is certain
12:44, 2 June 2021


Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has responded to the critics of his Russian colleague Sergei Lavrov on Turkish-Ukrainian relations as NTV reported.

“Our position on Crimea is certain. We also tell it to Russians. We say that the decision is political. Nobody should be offended by our sale of UAVs to Ukraine. It is trade. The agreement with Ukraine was concluded many years ago,” Çavuşoğlu said.

Moreover, he noted that Russia, in its turn, supplies missiles in Syria.

“We have never doubted it,” the minister added.

Related: Turkey urges NATO allies to soften their response to forced landing of Ryanair plane in Minsk

Earlier, MP from Servant of the People faction Ihor Kopytin reported that the new batch of Bayraktar TB2 UAVs is being prepared for Ukraine in Turkey.

As we reported, Poland will buy 24 armed drones from Turkey, the Polish defence minister said on Saturday, becoming the first NATO member to buy Turkish-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Turkish defence technology company Baykar has sold its Bayraktar TB2 armed drone to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Qatar and Libya. Erdogan said in March that Saudi Arabia was also interested in buying Turkish drones.



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