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Kremlin expresses support for Türkiye’s Ukraine peace proposal

Kremlin expresses support for Türkiye's Ukraine peace proposal President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the Russia-Ukraine Negotiating Delegations Meeting at Dolmabahçe Office, Istanbul, March 29, 2022 (AA Photo)
By Anadolu Agency
Jul 8, 2024 1:49 PM

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov has expressed support for Türkiye’s proposal to establish a peace platform to address the Ukraine crisis. Speaking to journalists in Moscow, Peskov responded to Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan’s call for a peace platform aimed at resolving the Ukraine issue.

Peskov noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin favors a diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine crisis. “We have never abandoned negotiations. On the contrary, we have always supported negotiations involving all relevant parties. There is no such platform, and we agree with Fidan on this matter. It would be good to have such a platform,” Peskov stated.

During an informal meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) in Shusha, Azerbaijan, Fidan emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach to ending the war.

“As Türkiye, we believe efforts toward lasting peace should be expanded on a broader basis. A peace platform that prioritizes diplomacy, with high participation and representation, must be established to prevent deepening polarization. As countries affected by different aspects of the war, we should collectively work in this direction,” Fidan said.

Last Updated:  Jul 8, 2024 1:49 PM