War in Ukraine: Putin-Erdogan phone call
Ankara asks Moscow for a "unilateral" ceasefire and a peaceful solution to the crisis
The communication office of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the politician had a telephone conversation today with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Among the main topics of the talks were the situation in Ukraine, the Syrian crisis, the bilateral relations between the two countries. In particular, Ankara would have asked Moscow for a "unilateral" ceasefire and a peaceful solution to the crisis.
"Calls for peace and negotiations between Moscow and Kiev should be backed up by a unilateral ceasefire and a vision for a just solution", said Erdogan. This is Putin's answer: " Russia is open 'to a serious dialogue' if Kiev satisfies known requests and takes into account the new territorial realities", that is the republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, and the areas of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, as well that Crimea (occupied in 2014).
A peace scheme impossible for Kiev to accept. So much so that, according to the American newspaper "Wall Street Journal", the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky has already submitted to his American counterpart Joe Biden the draft of a possible agreement with Moscow. An initiative that aims to "put an end to Russian aggression" in 2023 to "accelerate the defeat of the terrorist state" of Russia, as he said yesterday in the usual evening videomessage.
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