January 29, 2023

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Turkey: Russia and Ukraine close to an agreement

Turkey: Russia and Ukraine close to an agreement

Destruction of buildings and cars in Kharkov. © Reuters

Turkey says Russia and Ukraine are close to reaching a deal to end the Russian invasion.


According to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, negotiations are not easy with the war and civilian killings continuing, but progress is being made. “We see that the two sides are close to an agreement,” he told the Turkish Anadolu Agency.

Mouloud Cavusoglu

Mouloud Cavusoglu © EPA-EFE

Cavusoglu traveled to Russia and Ukraine this week. Turkey, a NATO country, is trying to mediate between Moscow and Kiev. And refused to ratify Western sanctions against Russia. Last week, the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine were in Antalya, Turkey for the first meeting since the conflict began.

six points

According to the Turkish president’s spokesman, six points are under negotiation: Ukraine’s neutrality, disarmament and security guarantees, Russia’s “de-Nazification”, the abolition of dams against the use of the Russian language in Ukraine, and the separatist regime. Donbass region and Crimea Statute, annexed by Russia in 2014.

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