Turkey will provide military assistance to Ukraine. The funds allocated by Ankara will be used to purchase Turkish military equipment and military goods. This was reported by the office of the Ukrainian president.
The eighth meeting of the High-level Strategic Council was held in Kiev, chaired by the presidents of Ukraine and Turkey. During the council, the parties discussed "many problems", including strategic partnership and the allocation of military assistance to Turkey from Ukraine.
According to the intergovernmental documents on military-financial cooperation, signed on Monday in Kiev, Ankara will provide Ukraine $ 36 million in military assistance, which will be used to purchase Turkish weapons and dual-use goods.
The documents provide for the allocation by the Turkish side of 200 million Turkish liras (about $ 36 million) for the purchase of Turkish military and dual-use goods for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
- The office of the President of Ukraine said in a statement.
Ukrainian media enthusiastically welcomed news on the allocation of "military assistance" to Kiev, as well as on military cooperation with Ankara.
According to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andrii Zagorodniuk, cooperation between Kiev and Ankara is envisaged in five directions at once.
This is a joint production of high-precision anti-tank weapons, repair and technical support of helicopters, supply aviation engines, cooperation in the field of countering unmanned aircraft systems, as well as in the field of transport aviation and training complexes
- said the minister on Facebook.
For our part, we note that Ukraine is already participating in the joint development of a heavy drone Akinci. Also, for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukraine purchased the Bayraktar TB2 UAV from Turkey, other Turkish equipment is widely used, including communications equipment.