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The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will announce his readiness to act as a mediator in ending the war in Ukraine at the talks with Vladimir Putin. This was reported by Milliyet newspaper with reference to sources. The Turkish leader will meet with the Russian dictator today, September 4, in Sochi. According to the publication, Erdogan will say that “the consequences of the war have increased exponentially”, and will emphasize the “importance of establishing strong peace and stability in the region”.
He will say that he is “ready to take on the role of a mediator and provide all kinds of support, including conducting direct negotiations, to ensure lasting peace" between the parties.
Another important topic of the meeting will be the renewal of the grain agreement, which Ankara also supports.
The grain agreement is an agreement between Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the UN on the export of grain from the Black Sea of ports of Ukraine (Chornomorsk, Southern and Odesa ports), signed on July 22, 2022. It was repeatedly extended.
BAGNET recalls that on July 17, the Kremlin did not extend the agreement regarding the safe export of Ukrainian grain through humanitarian corridors in the Black Sea.
On July 19, Russia threatened that starting July 20, all ships bound for the Black Sea ports of Ukraine will be considered as potential carriers of military cargo. July 20 The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine threatened the Russian Federation in a mirror because of threats to ships in the Black Sea.
Prepared by: Serhiy Daga