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Grain deal could restart talks between Russia and Ukraine

Turkiye’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Ankara was working “very hard” to bring Russia and Ukraine closer together, and the “trust it has built” through the grain deal could restart negotiations. added.

Kalin added that the Turkish president supports Ukraine’s territorial integrity, saying “…any solution to this dispute must be achieved on the basis of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” (AA)

The landmark Istanbul grain deal could serve as a platform for resuming negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, Turkiye said.

Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told CNN, “The trust that has been able to be built through the United Nations between the Russian and Ukrainian sides for the grain deal is in fact the key to resuming or resuming negotiations. I still believe that it could serve as a foundation for Tuesday.

But Kalin said progress would require not only the willingness of Russians and Ukrainians, but also the support of the international community.

Turkiye is “extremely concerned” about “increasing war and violence” in Ukraine, Kalin said, adding that Ankara is working “very hard” to bring the two sides closer together through various channels. He added that he was.

Turkiye, the United Nations, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement last month to resume grain exports from Ukrainian Black Sea ports Pivdeny, Chornomorsk and Odessa, which had been suspended due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

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“Nuclear accident” concerns

Regarding the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, Kalin said the situation was still “very critical”, adding that he “doesn’t want it to end again with the Chernobyl accident”.

The United Nations said on Tuesday that preparations were underway to send a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect a nuclear power plant controlled by Russia.

Karin said the team’s upcoming visit would bring “some sort of break or pause” to the tense situation around the plant, adding, “Of course, no one wants a nuclear disaster.”

He added that the Turkish government is doing its best and called on the international community to support the initiative to secure the nuclear power plant.

Karin also said Turkey’s position would not change after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.

“We will never recognize the annexation of Crimea. It was not legal. It was not legal. Crimea is legally and historically part of Ukraine,” he said.

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Source: AA

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