Ukraine-Russia, new Putin-Erdogan talks

Among the topics touched upon, the Aiea mission in Zaporizhzhia and the implementation of the wheat agreement reached in Istanbul on 22 July

The Russian president, Vladimir Putinhad a new telephone conversation on the situation in Ukraine with the Turkish leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This was reported by the press service of the Kremlin, according to reports from the Tass news agency.

The “constructive role” played by Moscow in organizing the IAEA mission to the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia was highlighted by Erdogan, the Kremlin explains, according to which Putin and Erdogan also examined the implementation of the wheat agreement. reached in Istanbul on 22 July. The Turkish leader also expressed his condolences to Putin for the death of the former president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev.

Finally, the presidents discussed issues relating to the further development of cooperation between Russia and Turkey, confirming “the intention to expand trade and economic ties, including the promotion of joint strategic projects in the energy sector”.

In the telephone conversation, Erdogan then stated that Turkey “may have a facilitator role” regarding “the issue of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant”, then reports the Turkish agency Anadolu, after the news released by the Kremlin.