“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.
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.