The president of the country was televised, Recep Tayyip Erdoganhe received the parties in a brief speech in which he expressed his confidence in an eventual ceasefire that, in his view, would “benefit all”.
“Everyone is waiting for your good news,” Erdogan told Russian and Ukrainian envoys. Turkey’s president wants to clarify that his country “will not mediate”, but it does want to “promote” a solution to the conflict.
The talks were held behind closed doors, and it would bode well if they continued into the night before being interrupted to continue on Wednesday. Russians and Ukrainians live in hotels near Dolmabahçe.
In addition to contacts via telematics, the delegation has now held three in-person meetings in Belarus on February 28, March 3 and March 7, in addition to which a meeting of foreign ministers must be held Sergey Lavrov and Dmitry Kuraba March 10 in Antalya, Turkey.
This Monday, on the eve of an important meeting on peace in Ukraine, Wall Street Journal announced the Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich and two Ukrainian envoys involved in negotiations with Moscow developed Symptoms of possible poisoning.
According to media reports, Abramović and his interlocutors had red eyes and persistent nasty tearing or peeling of the skin on their faces and hands. Their lives are not in danger.