Ukraine-Russia war: Putin wants quick end to conflict, says Turkish President Erdogan

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Ukrainian forces have regained control of many areas in the northeast this month.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he believes Russian leader Vladimir Putin wants an end to the war in Ukraine and that a “significant step” will be taken to that end.

He said that recently Mr. He got the impression from his talks with Putin that the Russian president “wants to end it (the war) as soon as possible.”

The fighting has seen Ukraine retake parts of its territory from Russian occupation this month.

The Turkish leader indicated that the situation has become “quite a problem” for Russia.

During a summit in Uzbekistan last week, Mr. Mr Putin said he had “extensive discussions”. Erdogan said.

In an interview given to American TV channel PBS, the Turkish president said that he thinks that the Russian president wants the end of the war quickly.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin at the SCO summit.

He also said that soon 200 ‘hostages’ will be exchanged between the two sides. However, he did not reveal any details about who would be included in such a prisoner exchange.

While opposing Western sanctions against Russia, Mr. Erdogan has repeatedly tried to mediate the war in Ukraine.

He helped mediate the United Nations to resume grain exports from Ukraine and said last week he was trying to negotiate a direct ceasefire.

Meanwhile, Ukraine has regained some of its lost territory two months after Russian forces seized control of the entire eastern region of Luhansk.

Serhii Haidai, the Ukrainian leader in Luhansk, says Russian forces have retreated from the village of Bilohorivka.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said the Russian “occupiers are clearly in a panic.”

A Ukrainian woman cries for her dead husband in a slaughterhouse in Ezhyum, freed from Russian forces.

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A Ukrainian woman cries for her dead husband in a slaughterhouse in Ezhyum, freed from Russian forces.

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At the beginning of Emmaus, Mr. Erdogan accuses Western countries of ‘provocative’ policies against Russia. He warned at the time that the war was unlikely to “end anytime soon”.

Last week, the Russian leader said he was ready to meet with the Ukrainian president, but Mr. Zelensky is not ready. He told the Indian Prime Minister that he wanted to end the war “as soon as possible”.

However, there was no indication from Russia on the question of complete withdrawal from all territories of Ukraine, including the territories occupied in 2014.

At that time, Russia occupied the Crimea region of Ukraine. And now former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says pro-Russian rebels should hold a “referendum” there on the question of annexing the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, collectively known as the Donbass.

A firefighter is trying to put out a fire in a house destroyed by Russian shelling in Donbass.

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A firefighter is trying to put out a fire in a house destroyed by Russian shelling in Donbass.

President Putin has repeatedly stated the ‘liberation’ of the Donbas region as Russia’s main goal. “The referendum in Donbas is essential,” says Mr. Medvedev, who is now the deputy head of the Russian delegation to the Security Council.

Local Russian-backed leaders in Luhansk and Donetsk have also called for emergency referendums, and Oleksii Koptyko, an adviser to Ukraine’s defense ministry, says these are “symptoms of hysteria” in Moscow’s government, while Mr. An attempt to prod Putin into action.

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