Head of the negotiating delegation, Vladimir Mendesky, confirmed that “useful discussions” will be held in the talks, adding that the Ukrainian proposals will be conveyed to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
For his part, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the talks between Ukrainian and Russian negotiators It is the most significant progress made during the talks so far.
Ukrainian and Russian negotiators held the first direct meeting between the two sides in more than two weeks, on Tuesday, while the Russian military operation has now entered its fifth week.
Speaking at the talks site in Istanbul, Cavusoglu said Turkey welcomes the two countries reaching compromise and mutual understanding on some issues. He said the war should end as soon as possible.
“Reuters” quoted the Turkish minister, as saying that “the most difficult issues” are expected to be discussed between the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers at a later time, adding that the two countries’ presidents will meet after that.