The Russian presidency warns that Turkey’s export of drones to the government of Ukraine may negatively affect the situation in the Donbass region in the southeast of this country.
The Russian presidency has warned that Turkey’s export of drones to the government of Ukraine may negatively affect the situation in the Donbass region in the southeast of this country.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters today, Wednesday, that Russia has distinguished and good relations with Turkey, adding, “But in this case, unfortunately, our fears are realized that the export of such types of weapons to European military personnel would lead to undermining stability in the line of contact” (in the conflict zone of southeastern Ukraine).
Peskov explained that the fact that these weapons are in the hands of the military allows them to launch focused attacks on Donbass, warning that this “only serves to undermine stability” and “does not contribute to the settlement of this internal Ukrainian issue.”
This comes against the background of the Ukrainian army’s use, for the first time, of a Turkish “Bayraktar TB2” drone to launch an attack on Donbass.