The adviser to the President of Turkey, Ibrahim Kalin, said that the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, wants to conclude a "new big agreement" with Western countries, which will partially apply to Ukraine. This is reported by CNN.
"Our understanding is that Mr. Putin wants a new big deal, a new deal with the West. This partly applies to Ukraine, of course. But the more global issue is really a new agreement between Russia and the Western World," Kalin said.
According to him, Moscow believes that the agreements concluded at the end of the Cold War under Presidents Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin no longer reflect modern Russia.
"There is a new Russia, there is a new world, there is a new reality and they want to have a new agreement," said the adviser to the Turkish president.
He also stated that, despite the Ukrainian side's rejection of Vladimir Putin as a person with whom any negotiations can be conducted, in his opinion, sooner or later the parties will return to the negotiation process.
"The question is when do we get back to it, and how much damage will be done by then?" Kalin said.