Erdogan: the Conflict in the Kerch Strait should be resolved in the Normandy format

Эрдоган: Конфликт в Керченском проливе нужно решать в Нормандском формате

The Turkish President made his proposal to the leaders of Ukraine and Russia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the solution of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia in the Kerch Strait it is necessary to hold a meeting in the Normandy format, according to Turkish TV channel NTV.

“I spoke with the presidents of Russia and Ukraine Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko about the incident. I hope that the four countries will hold a meeting, and it will start a new process with the aim of resolving this situation,” – said Erdogan.

In the Normandy format in addition to Ukraine and Russia, Germany and France.

Earlier, Erdogan discussed with the leaders of Ukraine and Russia’s possible mediation of Turkey in the resolution of conflict that arose in the Kerch Strait.

We will remind, on November 25, near the Kerch Strait, the Russian security forces seized three Ukrainian ship and 24 soldiers.

Russia insists that Ukrainian military vehicles violated the state border of the transition from the Black sea to the sea of Azov.

According to Ukraine, Russia attacked and captured Ukrainian military ships in international waters of the Black sea.

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