On Monday, May 30, a telephone conversation took place between the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish leader is due to have a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Zelensky on the same day.
According to Erdogan, Turkey is ready to organize a meeting in Istanbul between Russia, Ukraine and the UN, as well as to take part in a possible observation mission in Ukraine if Moscow and Kyiv reach an agreement. He said this in a telephone conversation with the President of Russia, reports Haber Global. Erdogan also called for steps to be taken to minimize the negative effects of hostilities and build confidence between the parties.
the Kremlin, in queue, reportsthat the presidents also discussed the export of grain from Ukrainian ports. In particular, the safety of navigation in the Black and Azov Seas, and the elimination of the mine threat in their waters. Moscow reiterated that it is ready to export fertilizers and agricultural products if the West lifts the sanctions imposed because of the war in Ukraine. And also to facilitate the transit of Ukrainian cargo in coordination with Turkey.
The Turkish President is expected to have a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on May 30 in the evening.