It was announced that the negotiation talks between Russia, which started with the Ukraine war, will continue in Istanbul. While all attention was given to these talks, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said, “The negotiations will start again in Istanbul today-tomorrow, we hope for a successful outcome.” used the phrases.
President Erdoğan discussed the latest situation in the Russia-Ukraine war and peace negotiations with Russian leader Putin yesterday. The two leaders agreed that the negotiations, which are planned to be held between 28-30 March 2022, will be held in Istanbul.
Peace Talks will be in Istanbul
David Arakhamia, a member of parliament in Ukraine's negotiation team, made a statement on his social media account yesterday, announcing that the next round of the ongoing negotiations between Ukraine and Russia will be held in Turkey on March 28-30, "Today, in the negotiations via videoconference, one hundred percent It was decided to make it face-to-face in Turkey on March 28-30. Details will come later.”
Russian Vice President Vladimir Medinsky, who heads the Russian delegation, said in a statement, "Today, in the meetings held with the Ukrainian side via video-conference, it was decided to hold the next round on March 28-30, 2022 face-to-face."
Erdogan and Putin Talk by Phone
Following these developments, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the statement made by the Presidency's Directorate of Communications, the latest situation in the Russia-Ukraine war and the negotiation processes were discussed at the meeting. Emphasizing the necessity of establishing a ceasefire and peace between Russia and Ukraine as soon as possible and improving the humanitarian situation in the region, President Erdoğan stated that Turkey will continue to contribute in every possible way during this process. President Erdogan and President of Russia Putin agreed that the next meeting of the negotiation teams of Russia and Ukraine will be held in Istanbul.
While all eyes were on the talks, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said, “The negotiations will start again in Istanbul today-tomorrow, we hope for a successful outcome. At the point where a solution is approached on key issues, Putin and Zelensky need to meet. It would not be constructive for Putin and Zelensky to exchange ideas at this stage," he said.
Kremlin SözcüSü Peskov stated that Russian and Ukrainian delegations will go to Turkey today and said, “Even the decision to start face-to-face talks is important in itself. Negotiators from both countries will arrive in Turkey today. Therefore, it does not seem possible to hold negotiations today. He can stay tomorrow," he said.