Ukrainian PM welcomes Ankara's decision to ban Turkish ships from visiting Crimea
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman believes that Turkey's decision to ban Turkish ships from visiting Crimea is a signal of friendship between Ukraine and Turkey.
"Today, on the day of the visit, we have received a note on the prohibition of any Turkish courts from visiting the occupied Crimea," the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine quoted Groysman as saying during an official visit to Turkey on Tuesday.
The premier thanked Turkey for supporting Ukraine, its territorial integrity and independence.
He also stressed the special role of Turkey in supporting the Crimean Tatars.
"Your attitude towards the Crimean Tatars is very important for us and your desire to support us in such difficult conditions testifies to the high degree of friendly relations between our countries," Groysman said.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim assured that Turkey supports Ukraine by condemning the annexation of Crimea and supporting territorial integrity.
He noted the efforts of the Ukrainian government aimed at solving the problems of the Crimean Tatars.