Vladimir Putin receives a no-holds-barred proposal

After more than three months of war in which Russia and Ukraine have failed to reach a peace agreement, Turkey is actively involved so that the military conflict can end as soon as possible.

An announcement to that effect came on Monday from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to information from the Turkish presidency, quoted by CNN, President Erdogan proposed to Vladimir Putin to host the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine under the auspices of the UN.

In this context, the Kremlin leader seemed open to this offer, but only under certain conditions, by facilitating the transport of grain, including through Ukrainian ports.

Putin, open to the offer of negotiations from Turkey

In his remarks, “President Erdogan expressed his readiness to hold a meeting of Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations in Istanbul to play a role in a possible monitoring mechanism” of a possible truce, “if both sides agree. agreement in principle, “said the Ankara presidency.

From the point of view of the negotiations, Turkey’s proposal comes in the light of the fact that the last meeting between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations took place in Istanbul on March 29, and since then and until now, they have been blocked.

On the other hand, the Kremlin announces that Vladimir Putin also had an answer for his Turkish counterpart. Specifically, the Russian president told Recep Erdogan that Russia is ready to facilitate grain exports from Ukrainian ports in coordination with Turkey.

What are the conditions set by Russia?

At the same time, the Kremlin leader added that Russia is ready to export larger quantities of fertilizers and food if sanctions against Moscow are lifted.

Thus, “During the discussion on the situation in Ukraine, emphasis was placed on ensuring safe navigation in the Black Sea and the Sea of ​​Azov and on eliminating the risks of mines in these areas.

Vladimir Putin said the Russian side was willing to facilitate the free transit of goods, in coordination with Turkish partners. This also applies to wheat exports from Ukrainian ports, “the Kremlin was quoted as saying by Sky News.

In conclusion, Monday’s announcement comes after last week Moscow agreed to the offer to allow the reopening of Ukrainian ports. Moscow’s condition, however, was for Western nations to abolish some of the anti-Russian sanctions imposed since the outbreak of the military conflict.