Defense Minister Andriy Taran stated this at a joint briefing with Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Turkey Hulusi Akar, who is in Ukraine on an official visit, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reports.
“In the near future, we will begin practical implementation of the agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on military and financial cooperation. This agreement has a real financial dimension and will facilitate the planned transformations,” Taran said.
The parties have discussed the priorities of bilateral defense cooperation and the issue of Euro-Atlantic integration in the context of the importance of using new instruments of defense and military cooperation that Ukraine has achieved as NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partner.
According to Taran, the agreements will help strengthen the defense capabilities of the two countries, increase the operational and combat capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and guarantee peace in the Azov-Black Sea region.