MADRID, Sep. 7 (.) –
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Western countries on Wednesday of maintaining a “provocative policy” towards Russia and also criticized the fact that the West has been sending “remnants” of weapons to Ukraine since the start of the war.
“I can clearly say that I do not consider the Western attitude (towards Russia) to be the correct one,” he said, before emphasizing that he does not believe that the war in Ukraine could end “soon”. “I say to those who underestimate Russia that they are wrong. Russia is not a country that can be underestimated,” she said.
Likewise, he has emphasized that neither Russia nor Ukraine will win the war and has argued that there will be many losers, as reported by the Turkish newspaper ‘Hurriyet’. “Russia has cut off natural gas and prices have risen in Europe. Everyone is morose about it. Why didn’t they think of it before?” he asked.
Erdogan has also defended Ankara’s “balanced” position since the beginning of the war and has argued that it has led to some achievements, including the agreement formed in July in Istanbul to unblock Ukrainian ports and resume grain exports, mediated by the Turkish president himself.