In phone call, Turkish, Russian defense ministers discuss Ukraine war

Baku, March 12, AZERTAC

In a Friday phone call, Turkiye's National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar discussed with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu the latest developments in war-torn Ukraine, according to Anadolu Agency.

During the call, Akar stressed the importance of providing support for the safe arrival of civilian ships waiting in Russian ports to go to Turkiye and opening a humanitarian corridor for evacuations, said the Turkish National Defense Ministry.

Akar also stressed the need for an urgent cease-fire in Ukraine to prevent further loss of life in the over two-week-old war.

He also reiterated that Turkiye is trying to provide all kinds of support for humanitarian aid and is ready to continue doing its part to ensure peace in the region.

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