Turkey is interested in Ukrainian aircraft An-178

Турция заинтересовалась украинским самолетом Ан-178

The aircraft is the first aircraft with components from Ukraine and Europe, and has no Russian parts.

The interior Minister of Turkey Suleyman Soylu expressed interest in the Ukrainian aircraft An-178, presented at the exhibition of modern technologies in Istanbul. About it during the exhibition spoke to the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, transfers UKRINFORM on Saturday, September 21.

“Already today held bilateral talks today will be another round. Now presented Soylu our plane, I hope that the Turkish side is interested,” – said Arsen Avakov.

The Minister of internal Affairs of Turkey expressed his impressions after a visit of the aircraft briefly, saying “excellent” when leaving the An-178.

“An-178 is a very good plane. In addition, our helicopters Mi-17 (transport modification of the Mi-8 – ed.) Moderniziriruyutsya in Ukraine, 6 of them we have already received. For us this is an example of very successful cooperation”, – said Soylu.

Avakov said that the interior Ministry of Ukraine plans to buy 13 aircraft An-178 for SSES, intended for liquidation of fires, and for the National guard.

Azarov also invited the Minister of internal Affairs of Turkey to visit Ukraine.

“I really hope that you are at the end of the month will visit Ukraine. We will have large-scale exercises, which you should see. In addition, I will show you a new upgraded model of the Mi-8. And Airbus will make a presentation of helicopters, which they give to the Ministry of interior of Ukraine”, – he said.

In this regard, the Turkish Minister said: “This should be a very interesting and busy visit, I guess I’ll come.”

It should be noted that the An-178 is the first plane with Ukrainian and European, but without Russian components.

We will remind that earlier the first visit of Vladimir Zelensky in Turkey as the President of Ukraine. In particular, with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed plans to conduct in Kiev before the end of the current year the next meeting of the Strategic Council of high level. At street meetings with Zelensky, Erdogan expressed continued support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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