Ukraine buys Turkish weapons out of fear of war. Ukraine bought and stockpiled large quantities of weapons from Turkey for fear of war with Russia. Al-Jazeera reported the news on Tuesday.
In the first three months of 2022, Ukraine increased its arms imports from Turkey. Most Turkish weapons were purchased before Russia invaded Ukraine. This information was obtained on April 6, according to the Turkish Exporters’ Association, The Turkish Exporter Assembly.
According to The Turkish Exporter Assembly, Turkey exported 59 million worth of weapons to Ukraine in the first three months of 2022. That’s a lot more than the first three months of 2021. In the first three months of 2021, Turkey exported ৯ 1.9 million worth of weapons to Ukraine. However, it is unknown at this time what kind of weapons Ukraine will import from Turkey in 2022.
“Ukraine is now one of the main partners in Turkey’s defense industry,” said Arda Mevlutoglu, a neutral defense expert. Ukraine has ordered the purchase of TB-2 armed drones and Millgame class Corvette warships from Bayrakta, Turkey. The agreement was reached during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Ukraine in February. At that time an agreement was reached to build a factory for the production of TB-2 drones in Bayrakta. In addition, Ukraine has recently purchased and stockpiled large quantities of arms from Turkey.Ukraine buys Turkish weapons out of fear of war.
Now, one of the most trusted names of the Ukrainian military in preventing Russian aggression is the TB-2 drone of this air force in Turkey. Because, these Turkish drones have played an important role in preventing the recent Russian attack.