Earthquakes in Turkey: Ukraine and NATO made statements
Ukraine is ready to send rescuers to Turkey.
Ukraine is ready to send a large group of rescuers to Turkey to help eliminate the consequences powerful earthquake that claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people in Turkey and Syria.
This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba on Twitter.
“Ukraine is ready send a large group of rescuers to Turkey to assist in responding to the crisis. We are working closely with the Turkish side to coordinate their deployment,” Kuleba wrote.
It also became known that Turkey's NATO allies will support the country after the earthquake that took place there on February 6.
Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expressed his full solidarity with the people of Turkey. He wrote about this on Twitter.
“I am in contact with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. NATO allies are now mobilizing support for Turkey,” Stoltenberg stressed.
< h2>What is known about earthquakes in Turkey on February 6
On February 6, a powerful earthquake occurred in southeastern Turkey and Syria. As Turkish President Recep Erdogan later stated, an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 was the most powerful in Turkey since 1939.
As of 12:30 Kyiv time, the dead< /strong> more than 1,200 people are believed to have been injured in both countries, 5,385 injured. Another 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Turkey in the afternoon, followed by another 5.7 magnitude earthquake. The aftershocks were felt in Iraq and Iran, as well as in the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Israel.