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Russia-Ukraine: peace talks in Jeddah

Turkish President is expected to meet Vladimir Putin in August

The peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine were the focus of the international talks held over the week-end in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The countries closest to Moscow, such as Turkey and China, have made it known that they are pressing the Kremlin to reach a diplomatic solution as soon as possible. However, Russia has made it known that its lack of presence in Jeddah clarifies the futility of any decision taken. 

"The international consensus on the resolution of the Ukrainian crisis has consolidated". China "had extensive contact and communication with all parties on the political solution to the crisis, listening to opinions and proposals from all parties", said China's foreign ministry special envoy for Eurasian affairs, Li Hui

"This meeting had nothing to do with peace efforts. Russia was not invited" and therefore such a meeting is meaningless. "Unfortunately, real politics in international relations is being replaced by PR and propaganda activities", said Moscow's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov

Ankara carries on "a dialogue with the Russian side, with specific departments. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly stressed the importance of this initiative for countries in need", communicates the Russian news agency "RIA Novosti", citing Turkish sources. The president is expected to meet his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin in August, to propose the resumption of peace talks on Ukraine and concrete mediation to reach a ceasefire in Ukraine as soon as possible.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency