Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has rejected the opportunity of holding talks with Vladimir Putin in Türkiye.
Supply: Zelenskyy throughout February. The Yr of Invincibility press convention
Particulars: When requested whether or not Zelenskyy would have sat down on the negotiating desk if Putin had been ready for him in Ankara, the president replied as follows:
Quote: “We talked about this [negotiations – ed.] earlier than the warfare, and I informed him (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – ed.): ‘Put Putin on the negotiating desk, we can’t threat a full-scale warfare.’ He failed to take action then. And never solely he… Now he thinks he can.
Now we will not… He [Putin – ed.] shouldn’t be the identical particular person; there isn’t a one to speak to.”
Particulars: Zelenskyy added that he was grateful to Erdoğan, particularly, for the Black Sea Grain Initiative and shelter for the defenders of Azovstal steelworks. He additionally emphasised that Erdogan had been knowledgeable of his place concerning the negotiations.
Because the first days of the Russian full-scale invasion, Türkiye has provided to mediate to finish the battle.
In Istanbul, Ukraine and Russia signed an settlement to create a hall from Ukrainian ports throughout the Black Sea to Türkiye and on to their vacation spot ports.
As well as, Erdoğan mediated the change of the godfather of Putin’s daughter, Viktor Medvedchuk, for Ukrainian prisoners, together with the commanders who led the defence of Azovstal metal plant in Mariupol.