Ukraine adheres to Istanbul Communiqué, says negotiator

A top Ukrainian negotiator has rejected Russian claims that kyiv has changed its position on points agreed by both sides at peace talks in Turkey last month. “Despite the statements of the Russian Foreign Minister, the Ukrainian side adheres to the Istanbul Communiqué and has not changed its position,” said David Arakhamia, faction leader of … Read more

Ukraine, Russia ‘ready to hold’ meeting in Turkey

A Turkish official said Russia and Ukraine are willing to hold peace talks despite the Bucha massacre, but there are “unfinished business”. “Both Russia and Ukraine are ready to hold talks in Turkey, but they are far from agreeing on a common text,” the official said. There are “some pending issues”, including the status of … Read more

Ukrainian, Russian delegations hail ‘constructive’ talks in Turkey

The Ukrainian and Russian delegations praised the “constructive” talks that took place in Istanbul on Tuesday, in separate statements made after the meeting. Ukraine wants to see eight countries, including Turkey, as guarantor states, according to a negotiator who spoke after meeting with the Russian delegation in Istanbul on Tuesday. Ukraine proposed adopting a neutral … Read more

Consensus reached on some issues between Russia and Ukraine: Çavuşoğlu

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said a consensus on some issues had been reached between Russia and Ukraine after peace talks in Istanbul on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, Çavuşoğlu hailed the Russia-Ukraine peace talks, saying Tuesday’s meeting marked the “most significant progress since the beginning of negotiations.” “The Russia-Ukraine meeting shows the confidence of both countries … Read more

“Turkey’s peace efforts for the war between Russia and Ukraine give hope to the world”

Turkey is under no illusions and is aware of the probability of finding an easy solution to the war between Russia and Ukraine, however, the latest meeting between the two countries in Istanbul has given the world hope for a solution to the crisis, he said. Fahrettin, Director of Presidential Communications. Altun said Tuesday. “We … Read more

Russia and Ukraine to resume peace talks online

Ukraine and Russia will continue to hold peace talks on April 1, Ukrainian negotiator David Arakhamia said on Wednesday, noting that they would be held in an online format after the latest round in Turkey. During the recent talks in Turkey, the Ukrainian side again proposed a meeting between the two presidents, Arakhamia added. The … Read more

Ukraine and Russia agree on neutrality and work on guarantees: Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Ukraine has reaffirmed its position on neutrality and not joining NATO and the two sides are now working on guarantees. Speaking in a live broadcast on the A Haber news channel, Çavuşoğlu said that significant progress had been made in the Istanbul talks, but said that Turkey had not seen … Read more