Turkey: We stress the need to keep channels of dialogue open between Russia and Ukraine

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Geneva / Anatolia

On Thursday, Turkey stressed the need to keep channels of dialogue open between Russia and Ukraine in order to reach a peaceful solution to the current crisis between the two countries.

This came in a statement issued by the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations Office in Geneva, within the framework of a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Ukraine.

In the statement, the representative affirmed Turkey’s support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea, which Russia unilaterally annexed in 2014.

The statement stressed the rejection of military attacks against Ukraine and considered them a violation of the Charter of the United Nations, and expressed concern about the long-term consequences of the clashes on Ukraine and the world.

He stressed that the international community is not in a position to bear the risks of this kind of regional and global challenges.

Referring to the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the statement stressed that the images coming from the capital, Kyiv, and the Bucha and Mariupol regions in Ukraine were “terrifying.”

“We share the pain of the Ukrainian people, and the targeting of innocent civilians and civilian infrastructure cannot be accepted at all,” he said, stressing the need to hold those responsible for targeting civilians accountable through an independent investigation.

He added: “We believe in the necessity of keeping the channels of dialogue open in order to improve the humanitarian situation and reach a peaceful solution.”

In conclusion, the statement stressed that Turkey will continue its efforts to establish peace between the two countries.

On February 24, Russia launched an attack on Ukraine, followed by international rejection and severe economic sanctions against Moscow, which stipulate to end its operation that Kyiv abandon plans to join military entities and remain neutral, which the latter considers an “interference” in its sovereignty.

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