“The Russian media state is broadcast of Photo and remarks by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that Turkey wants war in Ukraine shows that Russia does not skimp on misinformation and continues provocations”, a statement from the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday evening.
The press release referred to a recent broadcast on Russian state television Rossiya 1, in of which President Erdoğan was a part world accused leaders of want a war in Ukraine.
“It made news is far from reality. Because Turkey, a Black Sea state, has expressed its desire that the current situation in Ukraine is resolved through political and diplomatic means, without further escalation,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said. also noted in the press release like an anxious international community fears an all-out invasion by Russia.
“In addition, President Erdoğan said that Turkey was ready to take a mediator role between Russia and Ukraine and invited President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin to Turkey for talks”, the statement also noted.
“Ukraine reaffirmed that it welcomes the offer and is ready for dialogue to prevent everything more loss of lives, which is our top priority.
Russia extended military exercises near Ukraine’s northern borders on Sunday amid heightened fears that two days of sustained shelling along the line of contact between soldiers and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine could trigger a invasion. Ukrainian President appealed for a ceasefirefire.
The exercises were originally set to finish on Sunday and brought a large contingent of Russian forces in Belarus. The presence of Russian troops feared they would be used to sweep down on the Ukrainian capital, Kyivune city of about 3 millions people less than three hours drive a way.
Western leaders have warned that Russia is about to attack son neighbor, who is surrounded on three sides by about 150,000 Russian soldierswar planes and equipment. Russia held nuclear drills as well as conventional drills on Saturday in Belarus, and has ongoing naval exercises off the side in the black Sea.
The United States and many Europeans countries alleged for months that Russia is trying to create pretexts to invade. They threatened massive and immediate sanctions if that was the case.