- Russia’s ally, Turkey arms Ukraine faster than ever as according to statistics from the Turkish Exporters Assembly Turkish defense equipment imports to Ukraine increased dramatically in Q1 2022.
- Most of the purchases refer to supplies and agreements made prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has resulted in several civilian deaths and extensive logistical damage to Ukrainian cities.
According to the statistics issued by the Assembly of Turkish Exporters As of April 6, 2022, Turkish defense equipment shipments to Ukraine skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2022.
The report points out that exports amounted to almost $ 60 million in the first three months of this year, compared to just approximately $ 2 million in the same period in 2021.
Most of the purchases reference deliveries and agreements made before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has so far cost a large number of civilian casualties and enormous logistical damage to Ukrainian cities.
Turkey is known to have agreed to sell in Ukraine, Turkish armed Bayraktar TB2 UAVs, and even MILGEM corvettes. Russia insisted that have already destroyed the Ukrainian Bayraktar TB2 arsenal but has yet to provide adequate proof.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who maintains an occupying army with stationed occupying troops in Cyprus even tries to play the peacemaker, mediating between Zelenskyy and Putin.