Ukraine calls on Turkey to close Bosphorus, Dardanelles to Russian warships

Ukraine calls on Turkey to close Bosphorus, Dardanelles to Russian warships

Ukraine has issued an official appeal to Turkey to close the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits to Russian warships.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Turkey Vasyl Bodnar said in a statement today at the Embassy of Ukraine in Ankara, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"The most important thing now is to support Ukraine. I call on the Turkish people and the Turkish authorities to help Ukraine. We call for closing the airspace, closing the passage through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles for Russian warships. An official request has been sent to the Turkish side," Bodnar said.

The ambassador informed about the latest situation in Ukraine and Russia's actions amid the military aggression against Ukraine, the imposition of martial law in the country, and civilian casualties.

The ambassador also called for sanctions against Russia and its assets in Turkey, as well as to prevent Russia from earning money for the war.

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"Military support for defense weapons, financial and humanitarian support are important to us. I call for helping those Ukrainian citizens who are currently in the territory of Turkey and need additional assistance and protection,” the ambassador said.

As reported, the head of the aggressor country, Vladimir Putin, announced the start of a special military operation in Donbas. At around 04:00, on February 24, Russia attacked Ukraine and launched a war.


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