Following Russia’s attack on Ukraine on February 24, the two parties will meet in Istanbul for negotiations. The Russian delegation is in Istanbul at 16:00. It was found that Alexander Fomin, Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia, will also join the delegation.
Turkey, which is the center of diplomatic traffic, will be the venue for negotiations while maintaining liaison with both countries. The two parties met three times at the Belarusian border and then continued talks through a video conference.
“Russia and Ukrainian delegations will meet in Turkey from March 28 to 30,” Ukrainian negotiator David Alacamia said in a statement yesterday. He said.
Explanation from the Kremlin
“The meeting between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations in Istanbul is important for face-to-face meetings,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
Dmitry Peskov, a spokesperson for the Kremlin, said Russian and Ukrainian delegations are going to Turkey today, “even the decision to start face-to-face negotiations is important in itself.”
Peskov said negotiations could begin tomorrow.
Viklov: We want a successful conclusion
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Viklov said, “Face-to-face negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will resume today and tomorrow in Istanbul. We hope that the negotiations will be completed successfully.” He said.
“I don’t expect great results”
Ukrainian officials said no significant results could be expected from the talks between Russia and Ukraine.
“I don’t think there are any changes to the major issues,” said Vadim Denisenko, an adviser to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, who issued a statement before the negotiations. He said.
Then President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the meeting, the latest situation of the Russian-Ukraine war and the negotiation process were discussed.
President Erdogan and Russian Putin have agreed that the next meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian negotiation team will be held in Istanbul.
Karin: The conference will be held in Istanbul
Presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Karin said the next meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian negotiating delegation would be held in Istanbul, and their attempts would continue to advance the negotiations and end the war as soon as possible.
In his statement on his Twitter account, Kalın said:
“The next meeting of the Russian-Ukraine negotiation delegation will be held in Istanbul. Our initiative and efforts will continue to move the negotiations forward and end the war as soon as possible.”
Explanation of negotiations from ÇAVUŞOĞLU
Foreign Minister Mevrut Chabshuol said a delegation of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will meet in Turkey, saying “we recognize the responsibility of the trust of the Turkish parties.” I made that evaluation.
“As a result of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s initiative, a delegation of negotiations between Russia and Ukraine will meet in Turkey,” Chabshuol said in a statement on his Twitter account. We recognize the responsibility for the trust of both parties in Turkey. I hope the meeting will lead to a permanent suspension and peace. ”I used the phrase.
Russia-Ukraine Summit in Antalya
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the foreign ministers of both countries met at the Antalya diplomatic forum on March 10.
The summit has been the highest level of contact since the beginning of the war. The summit did not reach a ceasefire, but the parties have stated that similar talks could take place.
Neutral foreign policy in crisis
Turkey has been a country where we have been able to meet both countries since the crisis between the two countries began. Emphasizing that it is impossible to give up Russia and Ukraine, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that he had more than 40 face-to-face meetings or telephone contacts with leaders in March alone. NATO summit.