Turkish FM responds Russia's criticism on Turkey-Ukraine relationship

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Canan Kevser
01 June 2021, 15:10
Canan Kevser
01 June 2021, 15:10

Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reacted against Russian Foreign Minister's statement on Turkey-Ukraine relations.

"Turkey's position on non-recognition of Russia's occupation of Crimea remains unchanged, and the agreement on the sale of UAVs to Ukraine does not affect other countries," Çavuşoğlu said during a press conference in Athens on May 31.

The Minister stressed that Turkey's position towards Crimea is already known and emphasised that the solution is political.

Commenting on the sale of Turkish drones to Ukraine, he stressed: “This is trade. The agreement with Ukraine was made years ago. Russia supplies missiles to Syria or other countries. We didn't even question it when it happened."

Çavuşoğlu added that there was a great demand for unmanned aerial vehicles all over the world.