January 5, 2023, 18:19 – Public News Service – OSN

The press service of the Kremlin reported that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone with a Turkish colleague Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussing the situation in Ukraine and issues of cooperation in the energy sector. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

The source says that from Russia during the conversation, the role of the West in the conflict in Ukraine was noted. It is noted that countries European Union supply Ukraine military weapons and equipment, which has a destructive effect on the course of the conflict.

In addition, the role of the West in the supply of “operational information and target designations” was emphasized, the source notes.

Erdogan, in turn, recalled his readiness to act as a mediator in the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. Putin responded to this proposal with Russia’s consent to a serious dialogue, adding that it would be possible if the Kyiv authorities comply with Russian requirements and taking into account “new territorial realities.”

Also during the conversation, the presidents discussed the grain deal.

In the chorus of the telephone conversation, Putin and Erdogan touched upon the issue of further expanding trade and economic ties, in particular, they discussed the creation of a regional gas hub in Turkey and the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

Earlier, the Public News Service reported that Putin spoke on the phone with seven-year-old David Shmelev as part of the Wish Tree campaign. More about it read the material.