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Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

April 1, 2022

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The President of Russia thanked Turkey for its assistance in hosting another round of talks between Russian and Ukrainian representatives on March 29 in Istanbul and shared his principled assessments of the ongoing negotiating process.

While discussing humanitarian matters in the context of the ongoing special military operation to protect Donbass, Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by the Russian Defence Ministry to evacuate Turkish nationals and cargo ships from the active combat zone.

The discussion also touched on the topic of developing bilateral cooperation.

It was agreed to maintain contact.

April 1, 2022