Russia warns Turkey not to encourage Ukraine

Russia warns Turkey not to encourage Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that Moscow warned Turkey and other countries not to encourage “militarism” in Ukraine.

Lavrov said after talks in Cairo with Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukry on Monday:

“We urge all responsible countries with which we communicate, including Turkey, to analyze the situation and the Kiyv regime’s always fiery statements, and warn them not to encourage militarism (in Ukraine).”

Lavrov’s comments came in response to a question about whether Russia is concerned about Ankara’s supply of weapons to Kyiv, ahead of the results of Ukrainian President Volontimir Zelensky’s recent visit to Turkey.

After concluding his talks with Zelensky, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visibly nervous about his move said military co-operation between Ankara and Kyiv was not directed against third countries.

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