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Ukraine plans to purchase new batch of Bayraktar drones, - Ministry of Defense

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Armed Forces are constantly ready to use Bayraktar in case of provocative actions by the militants
23:09, 12 November 2021

Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

Next year, the Ministry of Defense will purchase a new batch of Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicles from Turkey for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This was announced by Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, the press service of the Ministry reports.

"Our Turkish partners have publicly announced that they are taking Ukrainian engines to make Bayraktar. We additionally plan to buy them next year. But it will be Ukrainian Bayraktar, I emphasize. That is, they are made in Turkey, but they will be Ukrainian, in the service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Reznikov said.

Related: Ukraine should stop using name "Turkish Bayraktar," - Turkish MFA

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny added that the Armed Forces are constantly ready to use Bayraktar in case of provocative actions by the militants.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba justified the launch of the Turkish drone Bayraktar in the Donbas conflict zone by the need for self-defense.

"We have observed the necessary communication procedures through the Joint Center for Coordination and Control and with the OSCE in order to apply the right to self-defense," the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry stressed.

Related: First strike: The political consequences of Ukraine’s Bayraktar drone attack on Russia-backed forces in Donbas

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