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Turkey says Russia, Ukraine ‘close to agreement’

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey on Sunday stated Russia and Ukraine made development on their negotiations to halt the invasion and the 2 warring aspects have been near an agreement.

“Of course, it isn’t always an smooth aspect to return back to phrases with at the same time as the conflict goes on, at the same time as civilians are killed, however we would really like to mention that momentum remains gained,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated in stay feedback from the southern Turkish province of Antalya.

“We see that the events are near an agreement.”

Cavusoglu this week visited Russia and Ukraine as Turkey, which has sturdy bonds with the 2 aspects, has attempted to place itself as a mediator.

Ankara hosted the overseas ministers of Russia and Ukraine in Antalya remaining week.

Cavusoglu stated Turkey became in touch with the negotiating groups from the 2 nations however he refused to expose the info of the talks as “we play an sincere mediator and facilitator role.”

In an interview with every day Hurriyet, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin stated the perimeters have been negotiating six points: Ukraine’s neutrality, disarmament and safety guarantees, the so-called “de-Nazification”, elimination of limitations on using the Russian language in Ukraine, the reputation of the breakaway Donbass vicinity and the reputation of Crimea annexed through Russia in 2014.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has again and again appealed for peace, urging Russia to accept “meaningful” talks for an quit to the invasion.

“This is the time to meet, to talk, time for renewing territorial integrity and equity for Ukraine,” he stated, in his brand new video published on social media on Saturday.

Turkey stated it became equipped to host a assembly among Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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