ANKARA, April 23 — RIA Novosti. Greece raises the issue of Turkey’s non-involvement in sanctions against Russia at EU meetings, Ankara knows the reason for such actions, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
«They don’t tell us,» Join the sanctions, why not. » Is only Greece and the Greek-Cypriot side. They raise this issue at European Union meetings. The reason is known: tourists will not come, tourists will go to Turkey, ”Cavusoglu quotes on the state-owned TV channel Trt.
Russia began a military operation Ukraine February 24. President Vladimir Putin called his goal «to protect people who have been victims of genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years.» To this end, according to him, it is planned to carry out «demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine». According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, as of March 25, the main tasks of the first stage were completed — they significantly reduced Ukraine’s combat potential. The main goal of the Russian military department was called liberation Donbass. April 19, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov announced the start of the next stage of the special operation.