The Russian Ukrainian conflict has been going on for 25 days, and in the recent press release by the Turkish Ministry, it is pointed out that Russia and Ukraine are near to peace agreements.
The Russian Forces invaded Ukraine on 24th February under the command of Vladimir Putin. The Russian Ministry called the invasion a “special cooperation” meant to demilitarize the country and stop it from joining NATO. The western Leadership and Ukraine condemned the attack as an aggressive war on the common people.
After 24 days of conflict and some peace talks, there is finally hope for a ceasefire. Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in the talk with the press in Antalya, said, “Of course, it is not an easy thing to come to terms with while the war is going on, while civilians are killed, but we would like to say that momentum is still gained,” he also added, “We see that the parties are close to an agreement.”
Turkey has been playing the role of facilitator in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict before the war. The Russian and Ukrainian sides are negotiating on six basic points: Ukraine’s neutrality, security guarantees on both sides, disarmament, removal of objection to the Russian language in Ukraine, the status of a breakaway republic in the Donbas region, and the status of Crimea.
Turkey has been playing an important role in peace talks and also arranged a meeting between Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Ukrainian Foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba in the Turkish resort town of Antalya.