The media reported that during the meeting Putin pressured Erdogan that he was not opposed to negotiations with Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan on September 5, insisted that he was not opposed to negotiations with Volodymyr Zelensiy.
CNN Turk reports about this, citing sources.
The publication notes that Russia has recently changed its position on the negotiations: Its position has changed from "let the delegations get together and define the road map, and then the leaders will hold a summit" to "the leaders can meet and define the road map, and then the delegations will work on the implementation of the road map".
Today Erdogan is in Lviv on a one-day working visit, he is scheduled to meet with Zelenskiy. The media wrote that they were discussing the terms for the cessation of Russian aggression against Ukraine "diplomatically".
At the beginning of August, Erdogan suggested that Putin organize a meeting with Zelenskiy. However, the Kremlin publicly stated that there were no conditions for organizing negotiations.