Turkish Foreign Minister: Protracted Conflict in Ukraine Threatens Security in Europe
Cavusoglu stressed that since the beginning of the hostilities Turkey has been providing significant political and humanitarian aid, trying to leave room for diplomacy, encouraging both sides to find a solution.
According to the Turkish Foreign Minister, it is necessary to maintain diplomatic efforts to achieve peace. At the same time, any solution to be adopted must ensure the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov explained why the negotiation process was interrupted. He believes that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wants to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin simply for the sake of the very fact of the meeting. He also called Zelensky's statement that in order to resume the negotiations it was necessary for Russia to withdraw its troops to the 24 February line "a non-serious approach".