Once again Russia and Putin are showing disdain for Turkey.
And their President with:
He has ignored him time and time again.
On the above, the grain agreement (or lack thereof) and everything.
It is clear Putin does not care about Turkey or ending his war. He needs to be forced to end it.
Putin isn’t taking it seriously as he has shown as much for a long time now.
You cannot take anything Putin or Russia say seriously.
Turkey can supply Ukraine:
- Providing weapons and ammunition. Turkey has provided Ukraine with a significant amount of weapons and ammunition, including drones, armored vehicles, and artillery.
- Training Ukrainian troops. Turkey has been training Ukrainian troops on the use of Turkish weapons and equipment.
- Providing humanitarian aid. Turkey has also provided Ukraine with a significant amount of humanitarian aid, including food, water, and medical supplies.
They can also do more of:
- Drones. Turkey has been providing Ukraine with a significant number of drones, including Bayraktar TB2 drones. These drones have been very effective in carrying out strikes against Russian positions.
- Armored vehicles. Turkey has also provided Ukraine with a significant number of armored vehicles, including Leopard 2 tanks and M113 armored personnel carriers. These armored vehicles have been very effective in protecting Ukrainian troops from Russian fire.
- Artillery. Turkey has also provided Ukraine with a significant amount of artillery, including 155 mm howitzers and 122 mm rocket launchers. This artillery has been very effective in providing fire support for Ukrainian troops.
- Missiles. Turkey has also provided Ukraine with a significant number of missiles, including Cirit anti-tank missiles and MAM-L guided missiles. These missiles have been very effective in destroying Russian tanks and other armored vehicles.
- Small arms. Turkey has also provided Ukraine with a significant number of small arms, including AK-47 assault rifles and M-16 assault rifles. These small arms have been very effective in arming Ukrainian troops.
Turkey could provide Ukraine with Leopard 2A4 tanks, as they are currently in surplus in the Turkish army. They could be transported to Ukraine by rail or by sea. Turkey could also consider providing Ukraine with older tanks, such as the M48 Patton or the M60 Patton. These tanks would be less capable than the Leopard 2A4 tanks, but they would still be a valuable asset to the Ukrainian army.
The least needed tanks in Turkey are the Leopard 2A7 tanks. These tanks are the most advanced tanks in the Turkish army, and they are not needed in large numbers. Turkey to provide Ukraine with these tanks.
Turkey to send the tanks to Ukraine through a third country, such as Poland or Romania or Bulgaria. This would make it more difficult for Russia to retaliate, but it would also make it more difficult for Turkey to get the tanks to Ukraine.
By that time, Russia won’t have much tanks remaining anyway.
Their tank fleet has been nearly 60 per cent reduced some estimates suggest.