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China & Turkey likely creating negotiation platforms on war in Ukraine

Feb 29, 2024

Turkey and China are likely to develop their own negotiation platforms to resolve the war in Ukraine, which the Kremlin can use to promote its narratives on negotiations and war.

This is reported with reference to the ISW report.


Russia has previously actively used China's approach to a vague peaceful political plan for Ukraine in its propaganda.

Earlier, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that Li Hui, the Chinese government's special representative for Eurasian affairs, would visit Ukraine, Russia, and several European countries to resolve the military "conflict". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in turn, said on February 28 that Ankara was ready to provide Russia and Ukraine with another platform for negotiations.

The Kremlin is likely to turn these proposed platforms into an information weapon to promote the idea that Ukraine is a party that refuses to negotiate. ISW experts continue to believe that the Kremlin is not interested in negotiating with Ukraine in good faith and is not interested in ending the war on any terms other than those clearly formulated by Russia.

As a reminder, after the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the countries held several rounds of negotiations, but then they were put on hold. Last year, President Volodymyr Zelensky approved the National Security and Defense Council's decision to not negotiate with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 29/02/2024

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