Russia stands against Turkey-Ukraine cooperation on Crimea.

ua.depositphotos.com

ua.depositphotos.com

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said he opposes Turkey's pledge to boost cooperation with Ukraine, claiming that it attempts to fuel "militaristic sentiment."

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last month pledged support to Kyiv amid a buildup of Russian forces along its border with Ukraine, Daily Sabah reports.

Erdoğan said at the time that Turkey, a NATO member, and Ukraine had launched a platform with their foreign and defense ministers to discuss defense industry cooperation, but assured that this was "not in any way a move against third countries."

"We strongly recommend that our Turkish colleagues carefully analyze the situation and stop fuelling Kyiv's militaristic sentiment," Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said in an interview with Argumenty i Fakty newspaper.

He said that encouraging what he called was "aggressive" Ukrainian actions toward Russian-annexed Crimea amounted to encroachment on Russia's territorial integrity.

"We hope Ankara will adjust its line based on our legitimate concerns," Lavrov stressed.

Read also Ukraine's MFA: Russian militarization behind lack of water in occupied Crimea Turkey, along with the rest of NATO, criticized Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and voiced support for Ukraine's territorial integrity as Kyiv's forces battle Russian proxies in eastern Ukraine.

NATO member Turkey has forged close cooperation with Russia over conflicts in Syria, Libya, and Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as in the areas of defense and energy. But Turkey has criticized Crimea's annexation and supported Ukraine's territorial integrity and has also sold drones to Kyiv in 2019.

Ukraine-Turkey ties: Related coverage

Reporting by UNIAN

Unian

Read the top-news of politics in Ukraine and the world, the latest political news from the UNIAN news agency.

https://www.unian.info/

Related news
Wildfire Burns Near Highway in Turkey

Wildfire Burns Near Highway in Turkey

Wildfires raged, Monday, August 2, near a road in Bodrum, Turkey, as firefighters battled to control the blaze. ————————— READ MORE: Over 10,000 people have been evacuated from the Turkish province of Mugla to escape the deadly wildfires ravaging ...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Responds To New York AG Report

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Responds To New York AG Report

NBC's Rehema Ellis breaks down New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response after an independent investigation found he had sexually harassed multiple women. The governor alluded to cultural and generational differences while defending his actions that w...

Janice Dean reacts to Cuomo sexual harassment news: Now is the time to impeach.

Janice Dean reacts to Cuomo sexual harassment news: Now is the time to impeach.

Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean, who lost both her in-laws under Cuomo’s coronavirus guidance, reacts to the report’s findings #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC)...

Daily Climate Show: Turkey on fire, and reforestation not the only answer.

Daily Climate Show: Turkey on fire, and reforestation not the only answer.

Wildfires rage across Turkey as a heatwave hits southern Europe, and why reforestation might not be a way for countries to reach net zero. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on In...

Cuomo responds after probe found he sexually harassed  «multiple»  women.

Cuomo responds after probe found he sexually harassed «multiple» women.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo responded Tuesday after an explosive report from the state attorney general's office found he sexually harassed multiple current and former staffers as well as women who did not work for his administration. Cuomo sai...

'Deeply Disturbing': Sen. Gillibrand Calls On Cuomo To Resign

'Deeply Disturbing': Sen. Gillibrand Calls On Cuomo To Resign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after an investigation found that he had sexually harassed multiple women. NBC's Mark Murray has details. » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Dig...