The European Union plans to hold a summit in Turkey on the occasion of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the anniversary of the active phase of the war.
This was announced on Monday by Nikolaus Mayer-Landrut, head of the European Union Delegation to Turkey, according to the Turkish news agency. Anadolu. He said that the summit will discuss the “geopolitical and economic consequences” of Russia’s war against Ukraine, representatives of Kyiv and Istanbul will be invited to the event. Representative EU told reporters:
“It is also a way to express our support for Ukraine. Last February 24, the beginning of Russian aggression, was a defining moment in European history. European history is our shared geography. It is often said that 9/11 marked a watershed in American security history. February 24, 2022 year, I would say, is such an important situation for European security. There is a war going on on our continent, a brutal big war, a war with consequences far beyond the European continent.”
In December, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmitry Kuleba, reported that the government of Ukraine aims to hold a summit on the “peace formula” proposed by Kyiv by the end of February 2023, António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, is considered as a mediator.
Later, Vasily Bodnar, the Ukrainian ambassador to Ankara, said that the peace summit, announced by official Kyiv, could be held on February 24 at the UN headquarters in New York.