Military Capabilities

Ukraine to receive aid from Turkey to help arm military

06 February 2020

Turkey will provide aid to Ukraine to help its armed forces buy arms under an agreement signed by the two countries on 3 February during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Kyiv.

The agreement was signed by Ukrainian Defence Minister Andriy Zagorodniuk and Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak during the eighth Ukrainian-Turkish High Level Strategic Council meeting chaired by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Erdoğan.

Zelensky’s press service said on its website on 3 February that Ankara would give Kyiv USD33 million for the acquisition of Turkish military and dual-use goods.

Zelenksy said an agreement had been reached on co-operation in the aviation industry, in particular the construction of An-178 transport aircraft.

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