Washington is negotiating with Moscow and is asking Kyiv to do the same
Russian newspaper Kommersant reported on Monday, citing an unidentified source, that officials from Russia and the United States were holding talks in Turkey’s capital Ankara. This comes amid ongoing high tensions between Moscow and Washington over the war in Ukraine.
A Turkish official declined to comment on whether talks are ongoing, while the Kremlin said it could neither confirm nor deny the report.
Kommersant did not provide details on the purpose of the talks but said the meeting was not announced in advance. She added that Sergei Naryshkin, director of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, was part of the Russian delegation.
The report comes as Ukraine celebratesRestoration of the southern city of Khersonthe biggest price to date for its armed forces, following the withdrawal of Russian forces from the region.
The President of Ukraine visited Kherson today
Since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Turkey has presented itself as a mediator between Moscow and the West. Ankara helped broker an agreement between Moscow and Kyiv to export grain from blocked Ukrainian Black Sea ports last July.
In a similar context, the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal confirmed the presence Strong rotation in position Washington from the war in Ukraine”, while the US administration “pushes for negotiations” between Kyiv and Moscow.
The newspaper confirmed that “US officials have urged Ukraine to … Start peace talks with Russia before winter comes.
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