Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister, stated Friday that he expects a “clear view of the conflict in Ukraine” by spring. The Kremlin stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin was open to negotiations as the shelling and clashes continued.
“Now Ukraine is on the ground, retaking some of their occupied territory. Russia is responding by targeting civilian infrastructure. At a forum in Rome, Cavusoglu stated that life is becoming more difficult for Ukrainians and all of us.
“I believe we will have a clear picture before spring of truce, ceasefire or negotiation table. We won’t quit.” Cavusoglu stated that Turkey would continue to make efforts.
Cavusoglu stated that Russia’s war against Ukraine is becoming more complicated as the ground fighting becomes more intense. He said that both sides need to be brought to the table by the West.
According to the Kremlin, Putin is open to talks on Ukraine but that the West must agree Moscow’s demands. This came a day after Joe Biden (the US president) said that he was open to talking to Putin if there were any way to end the conflict.
It has been nine months since the end of fighting in Ukraine, as it is reeling from Russian missile strikes and drone strikes against key energy infrastructures. The West is trying to boost Ukraine’s aid, now that winter has set in.
Fighting is raging in eastern Ukraine with Russian forces remaining on the defensive in Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Kherson regions.
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