Telephone Conversation Zelenskyy-Erdogan

by Meifan Honcharuk
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Telephone Conversation Zelenskyy-Erdogan

On June 7, the parties discussed the Kakhovka disaster and issues of the grain initiative

Today was held negotiations between the presidents of Ukraine and Turkey. The main topic was the catastrophe in Nova Kakhovka, which led to the flooding of towns, tragedies among the population, and severe damage to the ecology of Ukraine. Tens of thousands of Ukrainians were left without homes and even clothes. The presidents discussed the tools for disaster relief and the primary needs of people affected by the flood.

A sub-item of this topic was the security of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and the security of Europe, which cannot be guaranteed while the nuclear power plant is in the hands of the occupiers. Erdogan announced his readiness to cooperate in the investigation of the destruction of the Kakhovka dam.

The presidents also discussed grain agreements, which are constantly violated by the Russian side.

An essential agreement between Zelenskyy and Erdogan was cooperation on the issue of the de-occupation of Ukraine and the return home of prisoners of war, particularly the Crimean Tatars.

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