Business news from Ukraine

Zelenskyy tells Erdogan that he does not see Russia at Peace Summit in Switzerland

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that Ukraine and its partners do not consider the possibility of Russian representatives attending the inaugural Peace Summit to be held in Switzerland.

“Today we talked a lot about our Formula for Peace. I am grateful for the support of Mr. President. I informed Mr. President about the preparation of the global Peace Summit at the level of leaders, which is being organized in Switzerland – the inaugural Peace Summit,” he said during a press conference with the Turkish President in Istanbul.

According to Zelenskyy, “it is obvious that Turkey’s special role deserves to be demonstrated at the Peace Summit and in the joint work of the world majority to fully implement the Peace Formula.”

“As for the format of the inaugural Summit itself, we do not see any representatives of Russia at this Summit. We do not see how people who block, destroy and kill everything can be invited. We want to get a result. The result of a just peace, and a just peace for Ukraine,” the President of Ukraine said.

Therefore, Zelenskyy noted, “first, the civilized countries of the world will develop a detailed plan and have a result (based on the results of the first Peace Summit – IF-U).”

“And only then will they involve representatives of Russia – those who will be ready for a just peace,” he concluded.

Earlier, during a press conference with Zelenskyy, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey was ready to host a peace summit, but with the participation of Russia.

, , , ,

Erdogan ready to host peace summit with Russia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey is ready to host a peace summit with Russia.

“From the very beginning, we have been contributing to ending the war through negotiations. We are ready to host a peace summit that will include Russia,” he said on Friday in Istanbul after talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Erdogan emphasized that “we support the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of our strategic partner, Ukraine.”

“Unfortunately, the war is having an increasingly negative impact regionally and globally, and primarily on Ukraine. No diplomatic steps have been taken to use the negotiating table we built in Istanbul in March 2022 to establish peace,” he said.

The Turkish President also expressed his readiness to support new agreements on grain exports.

According to him, “the entry into force of the free trade agreement as soon as possible will undoubtedly give impetus to the development of our relations.”

Erdogan noted that “the existence of Crimean Tatars in Ukraine is one of the most important factors in strengthening friendship between the two countries. The Crimean Tatars, who are an integral part of Ukraine, are selflessly fighting for the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.”

“In the future, on the one hand, we will stand in solidarity with Ukraine, and on the other hand, we will continue our work to end the war with a just peace based on negotiations,” he said.

, ,

Erdogan and Putin plan to meet in 10 days

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intends to visit Russian Federation next week and meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the renewal of the Black Sea grain agreement, Bloomberg wrote Monday, citing information from two Turkish officials familiar with the matter.

“Erdogan may travel to Russia on Sept. 8 before heading to India to attend the G-20 summit in New Delhi, the interlocutors said. The Turkish presidential administration declined to comment to Bloomberg,” the report said.

, ,

Turkish President may visit Russia – Turkish media

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may visit Russia to discuss with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, Yeni Şafak reported on Tuesday, citing sources in the administration of the Turkish president.

According to the publication, “the upcoming visit of President Erdogan to Russia is of critical importance for the deal.” The estimated dates of the trip are not named.

, ,

Erdogan wants to continue Black Sea Grain Initiative

Turkish President Recep Erdogan said he would like to continue the work of the Black Sea Grain Initiative. He said this in Istanbul on Friday night to Saturday after talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“In July 2022, we embodied the Black Sea Grain Initiative with our signatures in Istanbul as a result of the mediation efforts we had with the United Nations. On July 17, this initiative expires, during which about 33 million tons of grain were delivered to those in need in one year through the Turkish straits, which have become an artery for the whole world,” Erdoğan said.
“I wish this initiative to continue. I am convinced that all parties concerned will act with global responsibility for this purpose,” he said.
The Turkish president also noted that he would like the term of the grain corridor agreement to be extended to 2 years.


Erdogan suggested that Zelenski create commission to investigate explosion of dam at Kakhovska hydroelectric power plant

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the war in Ukraine in a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the office of the Turkish head of state said.
According to the report, Erdogan proposed to create a commission with the participation of “experts from the warring parties, the UN and the international community, in particular Turkey, for a detailed investigation of the explosion at the Kakhovska hydroelectric dam.”
The Turkish leader also promised to do everything possible in this matter and said that it is possible to use the method of negotiations, as in the “grain corridor.”
“Stressing that it will not be possible to prevent humanitarian losses on a daily basis as long as conflicts continue, the idea of returning to negotiations must therefore dominate, and said he would resolutely continue his efforts to establish a just peace,” the report said.

, ,