Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) receives Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. File photo
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed the need for a cease-fire in Ukraine in a telephone call Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Erdogan’s office said.
Erdogan also called for an improvement to the humanitarian situation in the region, according to the statement.
“Erdogan noted the importance of a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine, the implementation of peace and the improvement of humanitarian conditions in the region,” his office said in a readout of the call.
It added they agreed the next round of peace committee talks between Ukraine and Russia would be held in Istanbul.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a meeting. File photo
The two leaders agreed the next meeting between Russian and Ukrainian officials should be held in Istanbul, the statement added, without giving a time frame.
Meanwhile, a member of the Ukrainian delegation that's in talks with Russia said Sunday that the two sides have decided to meet in person beginning on Monday. However, Russia’s chief negotiator said the in-person talks would begin on Tuesday. Neither said where the talks would be held.
Meanwhile, a member of the Ukrainian delegation in talks with Russia on ending the month-long war says the two sides have decided to meet in person in Turkey beginning on Monday.
Davyd Arakhamia, the leader in parliament of the faction of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Servant of the People party, said on Facebook that the in-person talks were agreed upon in a video consultation. He did not give further details.
However, Russia’s chief negotiator said the in-person talks would begin on Tuesday, rather than Monday.
The two sides have met previously with no deal reached.
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