Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he discussed possible ways to end the war in Ukraine at a trilateral meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy and UN chief Antonio Guterres, Anadolu reports.
Speaking after the meeting in Lviv, Erdogan said the two sides discussed using the positive atmosphere created by the UN, brokered grain export deal to establish a lasting peace. "Personally, I continue to believe that the war will eventually end at the negotiating table. In fact, Zelenskyy and Guterres agree on this issue. It's all about determining the shortest and fairest path to the negotiating table. I believe that it is possible to resume negotiations on the basis of the parameters that were formed in Istanbul in March. We are ready to mediate again in order to provide all possible support on the way to that goal," he said.
Erdogan also expressed concern about the situation around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. "We do not want a new Chernobyl," he said.
He also said that the exchange of prisoners of war between Ukraine and Russia had been discussed, and that he would later raise the issue in a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.