During the meeting of the presidents of Turkey and the Russian Federation in Sochi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered Volodymyr Putin to meet with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in Turkey.
The president of Turkey informed the mass media about this after his visit to Sochi, reports Ukrinform with reference to TRT Haber.
“Despite the difficulties, I maintain a firm belief that the crisis will be resolved at the negotiating table. I once again reminded Mr. Putin that we can accept his meeting with Mr. Zelensky,” Erdogan said.
According to him, reaching an agreement on the opening of “grain corridors” is positive and important.
“Now it is important to implement this plan in a healthy way and transform the positive atmosphere into concrete steps to return to negotiations in Istanbul,” Erdogan said.
The Turkish leader also reported that during the negotiations in Sochi an agreement was reached on the implementation of mutual settlements in rubles.
As reported by Ukrinform, yesterday in Sochi a meeting of the presidents of the Russian Federation and Turkey took place Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting lasted about four hours.
On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. As a result of the Russian blockade in the Black Sea, more than 22 million tons of grain were blocked in Ukrainian ports, a large part of which was intended for the UN World Food Program.
On July 22, in Istanbul, as a result of the quadrilateral meeting of Ukraine, Turkey, the UN and Russia, an agreement was signed, according to which grain and other food products will be exported from the ports of Ukraine.
On August 1, the ship Razoni under the flag of Sierra Leone left the Odesa port, loaded with 26 thousand tons of Ukrainian corn, it is heading to the Lebanese port of Tripoli.