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In a message of ceasefire, Putin calls on Ukraine to stop fighting

Kremlin statement: "Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that its invasion of Ukraine would stop if the Ukrainian military ceases hostilities and meets its well-known demand."

In a telephone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said "the Russian side is ready for dialogue with Ukrainian authorities and with foreign partners to solve the conflict".

According to a Kremlin statement, Putin said Kyiv is stalling negotiations between the two countries and that "all the necessary conditions exist for the suspension of the special operation to be fully accomplished," such as the "demilitarization" of Ukraine.

Putin’s comments came after Erdogan called on the Russian leader to carry out “an urgent general ceasefire” to deal with mounting “humanitarian concerns in the region.”

A statement released by his office quotes Erdogan as saying that Turkey "is ready to make any contribution to resolving the dispute regarding Ukraine by peaceful means as soon as possible."

The Turkish president reportedly said he was prepared to make all kinds of contributions to help resolve the Ukrainian issue as soon as possible by peaceful means.

After days of shelling in Mariupol's coastal city trapped people without power, water, heat, and heat, authorities in the city announced on Sunday that they would try to evacuate some of the 400,000 residents. Both sides blamed each other for this week's ceasefire collapse, just as it occurred on Saturday.

6 March 2022


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