Russia and Ukraine: Erdogan “believes” that Vladimir Putin wants to end the war as soon as possible

  • Paul Kirby
  • BBC News

20 September 2022

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Ukrainian forces have regained control of large swathes of northeastern Ukraine in a dramatic counter-offensive this month

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he believes Russian leader Vladimir Putin is seeking to end the war he started in Ukraine and that an “important step” will be taken.

He added that he had gotten the impression from his recent conversations with Putin that he wanted “to end this as soon as possible”.

Ukraine regained control of large areas of its territory this month.

The Turkish leader noted that things are “very problematic” for Russia.