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Vladimir Putin will hold a telephone conversation with Tayyip Erdogan

30.05.2022 ТАСС 125 просмотров

The leaders of Russia and Turkey will again discuss the situation in Ukraine in the context of a special military operation to protect Donbass.


President of the Russian FederationVladimir Putin will hold a telephone conversation with his colleague from Turkey on MondayBy Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On Sunday , he announced such plansTayyip Erdogan, the information was confirmed to TASS by the press secretary of the head of the Russian state Dmitry Peskov.

The leaders of the Russian Federation and Turkey are expected to discuss the situation in Ukraine again in the context of a special military operation to protect Donbass. Besides,Tayyip Erdogan intends to hold a telephone conversation with the President of Ukraine on May 30Vladimir Zelensky.

Commenting on upcoming conversations,Tayyip Erdogan noted that Russia "does not look positively" at the intention of Sweden and Finland to join NATO. Moscow is "particularly concerned about the Finnish issue," the Turkish president said. Earlier, he said that Ankara would not support the admission of these countries to the North Atlantic Alliance until they determine their attitude to terrorist organizations, in particular to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which Turkey considers such. LaterTayyip Erdogan clarified that Ankara may change its position if Stockholm and Helsinki clearly demonstrate solidarity on security issues.

The leaders of Russia and Turkey have spoken on the phone several times since the start of the special military operation. The last such talks took place on April 28 and 26. Then it was also about the situation in Ukraine, in addition,Vladimir Putin expressed his gratitude To Tayyip Erdogan for assistance in the exchange of a Russian citizen at the Ankara airport Konstantin Yaroshenko for a US citizenTrevor Reed.

The Head of the Russian state regularly holds international telephone conversations with leaders of other states. In May, he communicated in this format with the President of SerbiaAleksandar Vucic, Chancellor of AustriaKarl Nehammer, Prime Minister of ItalyMario Draghi and others. On May 28, a joint telephone conversation took placeVladimir Putin with the leader of FranceEmmanuel Macron and the German ChancellorBy Olaf Scholz.

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