The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, had a telephone conversation with the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during which he expressed his condolences in connection with the terrible tragedy and added that a detachment of Ukrainian rescuers will arrive in the affected regions as soon as possible, the President's Office reports.
The Ukrainian leader informed his Turkish colleague that he had decided to provide humanitarian aid to the Republic of Turkey in order to help overcome the consequences of the emergency situation that arose in the country as a result of the earthquakes.
Volodymyr Zelenskyi informed that a detachment of Ukrainian rescuers went to help the people of Turkey and the necessary equipment was sent.
"Ukrainian specialists have relevant experience in overcoming the consequences of natural disasters and will arrive in the affected regions as soon as possible. They will help with the entire range of works to eliminate the consequences of the earthquake," the President of Ukraine emphasized.
Turkey was shaken by a powerful earthquake on February 6, which was felt in neighboring countries. Syria was also significantly affected. Earthquakes then repeated, and aftershocks of a weaker force were also felt. The number of dead exceeded 4,800 people.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba reported that Ukraine is ready to send a large group of rescuers to Turkey to provide assistance in overcoming the consequences of the earthquake.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, signed a decree on the provision of humanitarian aid to the Republic of Turkey.