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Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers to meet in Turkey on Thursday

The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia and Turkey will meet in southern Turkey on Thursday, Ankara announces.

“Following the initiative by our president and our intense diplomatic efforts, the foreign ministers of Russia (Sergei Lavrov) and Ukraine (Dmytro Kuleba) have decided to meet, with my participation on the sidelines,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says in a tweet.

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova tells Russia’s TASS news agency that an agreement for the three-way meeting was reached during a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “on the initiative of the Turkish leader.”

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