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Ukraine locations dispute for extra drones after procuring 12 Turkish UAVs: Document

Amid the escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the latter has purchased 12 Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 drones. Ukraine has extra positioned an dispute for extra 24 drones, ANI reported citing the Turkish media. Reportedly, Turkey has been in a characteristic to operate over 300 or extra than 400 Bayraktar TB2 and Siha drones in Ukraine within the past eight years.

As per a file by Haberler, Turkey has supplied 96 drones to global customers. The aptitude investors of those Turkish-made drones embody the United Kingdom, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovakia, Uruguay, Kazakhstan and Albania. Earlier in March, Turkish Deputy International Minister Yavuz Selim Kiran said that they had no longer donated its Bayraktar drones to Ukraine as defence assistance. On the replacement hand, Yavuz Selim Kiran added that the drones had been purchased by Ukraine from a non-public agency. In September last year, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry and the Turkish firm signed an settlement on atmosphere up a joint centre for drone upkeep and modernization discontinuance to Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. It is pertinent to existing here that ever for the explanation that Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities hang been calling on the global team to offer the military equipment as they continue to withstand Russian forces. 

Zelenskyy speaks to Erdogan 

Earlier on 24 April, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a telephonic dialog with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. All the contrivance by his talks with the Turkish chief, President Zelenskyy careworn the requirement for the instant “evacuation of civilians from Mariupol, including Azovstal, and likewise a straight away replace of blocked troops.” Taking to his Twitter tackle, Zelenskyy said that he also talked about the direction of the negotiation direction of and coordination with Turkey and other countries over security guarantees for Ukraine. Turkey even hosted the delegations of Russia and Ukraine for negotiations in Istanbul.

(1/2) Had a truly vital phone dialog with President @RTErdogan. On the eve of his talks with Putin, I careworn the need for instant evacuation of civilians from Mariupol, including Azovstal, and instant replace of blocked troops.

— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) April 24, 2022

Russia-Ukraine Battle 

It is pertinent to existing that Russia initiated a stout-fledged war against Ukraine virtually two days after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of areas Donetsk and Luhansk. On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine and the troops and tanks of Moscow stormed across the Ukrainian border. Since then, the hostilities between the 2 warring countries hang resulted within the killing of folk and the destruction of infrastructure in Ukraine. In primarily the latest change, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry has claimed that extra than 25,000 Russian troopers hang lost their lives since February 24. 

Inputs from ANI

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