Ankara, January 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu today believes that the situation surrounding the conflict in Ukraine has become much more complicated, Yeni Akit newspaper in the capital stressed.
As for mediation between Russia and Ukraine, we made great progress initially as the parties were close to at least a ceasefire, Turkey’s foreign minister told the newspaper.
But now the war has dragged on, conditions have changed and everything has become more complicated, he added.
According to the minister, there are several aspects, different issues that need to be negotiated between the parties to the conflict.
Cavusoglu also pointed out that various issues related to the war were discussed during his recent talks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Among other things, he highlighted the good functioning of the agreement on the Black Sea grain corridor, the continuation of the exchange of prisoners between Russia and Ukraine and the prevention of the use of nuclear weapons.
On February 24, the Russian Federation launched a special military operation in Ukraine at the request of the leaders of the Donbass republics.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed on this occasion that Moscow’s plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories and that the goals are the demilitarization and denazification of the country.
In response to the Russian decision, the West gradually launched numerous large-scale sanctions against it.
At the same time, Western states began supplying Kyiv with arms and military equipment in amounts estimated at tens of billions of dollars.