Ukraine war: Russia ‘did not attack Ukraine’ says Lavrov after meeting Kuleba
Euronews says Expectations were low when Ukraine’s Dmytro Kuleba and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov met in Turkey on Thursday for the first time since Vladimir Putin’s forces invaded Ukraine two weeks ago and launched a war.
There were few surprises after their meeting in Antalya when the Ukrainian foreign minister reported “no progress” towards agreeing on a ceasefire, as the Russian military continues to bombard Ukrainian towns and cities.
Kuleba called on Russia to allow the evacuation of civilians from the besieged city of Mariupol through a “humanitarian corridor”, but said Lavrov had promised nothing to that effect.
The Ukrainian minister said his Russian counterpart had not been able to make such a commitment but had agreed to discuss it with the relevant authorities.
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