President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has telephone call with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

20 January 2023 - 18:37

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has telephone call with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a telephone call with President of the Republic of Türkiye Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The leaders underlined the need to continue the grain export agreement and noted the possibility of its expansion to other ports of Ukraine. The heads of state also supported the further action of the Ukrainian humanitarian initiative Grain from Ukraine.

Zelenskyy thanked his counterpart for organizing the meeting of the ombudsmen of Ukraine, Türkiye, and Russia in Ankara. The head of the Ukrainian state expressed hope for the assistance of the Republic of Turkey in the return to Ukraine of political prisoners of the Kremlin, civilian hostages, and prisoners of war, as well as children who were deported from the temporarily occupied territories of our country.

The presidents discussed in detail the necessary diplomatic efforts to implement the Peace Formula.

Erdoğan expressed his deep condolences over the helicopter crash in Brovary, Kyiv region, killing people, including the top management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. He noted the assistance of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs during forest fires in Türkiye in 2021 and emphasized the significant personal contribution of Minister Denys Monastyrsky to the defense of Ukraine against Russian aggression.