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Putin says progress in Ukraine grain talks, thanks to Erdogan

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for a photo during their meeting at the Saadabad palace, in Tehran, Iran, July 19, 2022. (Sergei Savostyanov/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for a photo during their meeting at the Saadabad palace, in Tehran, Iran, July 19, 2022. (Sergei Savostyanov/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanks Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for mediating talks on the export of grain from Ukraine, saying there was some progress.

“I want to thank you for your mediation efforts,” Putin tells Erdogan during a meeting in Tehran in comments released by the Kremlin.

“With your mediation, we have moved forward,” Putin says. “Not all issues have yet been resolved, but the fact that there is movement is already good.”

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