Turkey on Thursday reiterated its readiness to play due role for de-escalation of Russian and Ukraine tension, stressing that the conflict should be resolved through dialogue.
Turkey’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva in a statement said that communications channels should remain open in a bid to find a peaceful solution and “fixing the humanitarian situation” in Ukraine.
The statement said that Turkey reiterated its support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea at a special UN Human Rights Council session for Ukraine on Thursday.
Turkey also assured to continue to work to ensure peace in Ukraine.
Turkey also expressed its deep concern for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, saying images from the capital Kyiv, Buch and Mariupol revealed a shocking humanitarian situation.
Turkey termed civilian targets unacceptable and called for an independent investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly called on Presidents of Russia and Ukraine to agree for a meeting in Turkey to help end the war.
Erdogan also said that he is working to ensure a permanent ceasefire between Ukraine and Russia and is ready to play a mediator role between the two countries.
Turkey already hosted several rounds of talks between representatives of Russia and Ukraine, and also offered to host future peace talks. However these talks ended with no result so far, and Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine.
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