Ukraine reaches an agreement with Russia on its relationship with NATO, disarmament and other points, but Negotiating the situation in the Crimea and the Donbass is “not good”The Turkish president pointed out this Thursday.
“In process [negocial] It continues in Belarus that there are agreements on certain topics, such as NATO, disarmament, collective security or the official status of the Russian language. But outside of that there are the problems of Crimea and Donbass, which can not be welcomed immediately by Ukraine, “said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, adding that Kiev could surrender to these regions.
The Crimean Peninsula was annexed by Russia in 2014And Moscow recognized the independence of the Donbass self-proclaimed republics three days before the February 24 invasion of Ukraine.
Erdogan made the remarks during a meeting with the Turkish media, which aired live on NTV, and after attending the NATO summit in Brussels, he held parallel meetings with the head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Italian Mario Draghi and Estonian President Gaza Gallos.
The head of state of Turkey he considered The proposal of the President of Ukraine “belongs to a prudent leader”, Last Monday Volodymyr Zelensky released the agreements negotiated with Russia for the submission of a popular vote.
Erdogan reiterated his commitment to non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea.
The Turkish president underlined that he continues to be involved Mediation between Zelensky and his Russian envoy Vladimir PutinAnd he would be willing to hold a meeting between the two in Turkey “in Ankara, Istanbul or any other province”.
He further added that since the beginning of the war, “About 60,000 Ukrainians came to Turkey“, And receive assistance from official Turkish humanitarian aid agencies.
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