Ukraine will purchase more Turkish-made Bayraktar combat drones next year, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said after a visit to the conflict-torn region of Donbass, Sputnik reports.
՞Our Turkish partners have announced that they are using Ukrainian engines to produce Bayraktars. We are going to buy more [Bayraktars] next year. But I point out that will be Ukrainian Bayraktars. They will be produced in Turkey but they will be Ukrainian ones, in service of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. They will be used because we must protect our independence, also in line with Article 51 of the UN Charter," Reznikov said late Friday, as quoted by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
Last month, the Ukrainian General Staff claimed that the military had destroyed an enemy howitzer with a guided bomb launched via a Bayraktar strike drone in Donbass.