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Turkey says Russia-Ukraine talks in Istanbul mark most significant progress yet

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Turkey says Russia-Ukraine talks in Istanbul mark most significant progress yet
Turkey says Russia-Ukraine talks in Istanbul mark most significant progress yet   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">ISTANBUL</span> – Talks between Ukrainian and Russian negotiators in Istanbul on Tuesday marked the most significant progress in discussions to date, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said after the negotiations concluded.</p> <p>Ukrainian and Russian negotiators held the first face-to-face meeting between the sides in more than two weeks on Tuesday, amid Russia’s invasion of its neighbour, now in its fifth week.</p> <p>Speaking at the venue of the talks in Istanbul, Cavusoglu said Turkey welcomed the two countries reaching compromise and a common understanding on certain issues and said the war must end as soon as possible. </p> <p>He also said that “more difficult issues” were expected to be discussed between Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers at a later date, adding that the leaders of the two countries would meet subsequently.</p> <p/> </div>