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Putin: Ukraine must accept loss of territories for dialogue

Jan 5, 2023

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a telephone conversation that Russia is open to dialogue on Ukraine, but Kyiv must take into account the new territorial realities.

This was stated in the Kremlin at the end of the conversation between Erdogan and Putin, writes European Pravda.

Putin noted that he talked about the destructive role of the West, which is pumping Ukraine with weapons.


At the same time, Putin allegedly again "confirmed Russia's openness to a serious dialogue" - provided that the authorities in Kyiv fulfill "well-known requirements" that have been repeatedly voiced, and take into account the "new territorial realities."

In addition, according to the Kremlin, Putin and Erdogan discussed Istanbul's agreements on the export of Ukrainian grain and the supply of food and fertilizers from Russia.

"The need for a good-faith comprehensive approach was stressed, which includes the removal of all barriers to Russian exports," the Kremlin said in a statement.

Author - Olena Madiak, 05/01/2023

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