«In Vinnytsya, the commanders of the Air Force of the Ukrainian and Turkish armed forces agreed on continued military cooperation,» the report said. With this partnership, Turkey hopes to achieve domestic production of military technologies and obtain export freedom. Bilateral cooperation in the defence industry could lead to joint military exercises and formations that would improve the interoperability of the Turkish and Ukrainian armies, a prospect that could alter the geostrategic balance in the Black Sea region. During Zelensky`s visit, Turkey officially reaffirmed its desire to develop a joint intelligence satellite with Ukraine. State-controlled military software developer Havelsan and Ukraine`s largest arms company Ukroboronprom have already signed a cooperation agreement on satellite technology production. Already in 2018, a historic agreement has been signed for the purchase of Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones by Ukraine. This may have laid the groundwork for the development of cooperation and had a confidence-building effect between two countries. For Turkey, the strategic partnership with Ukraine promises to break down permanent defence hurdles with its Western partners, including difficulties in securing common know-how and production, as well as an export ban on military products from foreign inputs to third countries. According to ukrinforme, a number of documents were signed on 16 October, including a military framework agreement between the Ukrainian and Turkish governments, following a meeting between the Ukrainian and Turkish presidents, Mr Zelensky and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The document establishes a legal basis for the extension of bilateral military cooperation in 21 directions. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkey`s Recep Tayyip Erdogan oversaw the signing of a «goodwill agreement» on the defence industry and a «military framework agreement,» officials said, although details of the agreements were not immediately known. Since the beginning of the year, Turkey has been moving closer to Ukraine, leaving the Russian authorities perplexed by signing new military cooperation agreements. The first reconciliations were made in February and, in August, cooperation relations with important defence industry projects were concluded.