The NATO Secretary General confirmed that at the NATO summit, Ukraine did not discuss the call for Turkey to close the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits to Russian ships.
“This was not discussed,” Stoltenberg told reporters after Friday’s virtual NATO summit.
Vasily Bondar, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Turkey, arrived in Kiev early Friday.in He announced that he had called on Ankara to prevent the passage of Russian ships through the Istanbul and Dardanelles Straits.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said that Turkey could do this, but that Russian warships could cross the two straits to return to their bases.
Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Şentop confirmed that Turkey will comply with the Montreux Convention, which sets the rules for the passage of commercial and military vessels through the straits.
Source: RIA Novosti
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