Erdogan to brief Putin on outcome of trilateral talks

Erdogan to brief Putin on outcome of trilateral talks

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MOSCOW, Aug 18 (RHC) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that he will share the results of trilateral talks on the situation in Ukraine with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

“We will continue to evaluate the results of our talks today with the respected Putin. We have expressed our concern about the military actions surrounding the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. We don’t want to go through another Chernobyl,” said the Turkish President in a dialogue with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelenskyy and the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

At the meeting in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, the Turkish leader added that Ankara will continue diplomatic efforts to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, RT reported.

Erdogan urged the international community to do more to resolve the Ukraine crisis. In addition, he stressed that Turkey is ready to help Moscow and Kyiv to resume the negotiation process between the conflicting parties in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

“We are ready to play a role of mediators or mediators for the revival of the peace talks on the parameters held in Istanbul in March. We are ready to provide any possible support to achieve this goal,” stressed the Turkish President.

In this regard, the Turkish President noted that Zelenskyy and Guterres agree that the situation in Ukraine must be resolved at the negotiating table.

However, the Ukrainian dignitary said that negotiations with Moscow are only possible if Russian troops leave the Ukrainian territory they control.

For his part, the head of the United Nations said that in the situation at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, common sense should prevail in order to avoid threats to the safety of the power plant.

Guterres also called on hostile factions to demilitarize the nuclear facility site.

«Military equipment and troops must be withdrawn from the factory. Further deployment of manpower and equipment at this facility should be avoided. The zone must be demilitarized. Any potential damage to the nuclear power plant is an act of suicide,” he said.

In light of this statement, which was also made by Guterres last week, Russia’s permanent representative on the body, Vasili Nebenzia, stressed that if the Russian military leaves the nuclear power plant, it will remain “unprotected” and will be “used” by Kyiv to protect it to commit “the most terrible provocations”.

The highest representative of the UN emphasized in his speech that there will be no solution to the world food crisis if global access to Ukrainian food and Russian food and fertilizers is not guaranteed. (Source:PL)