Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleva has asked Turkey to become a security agency for Ukraine.
According to Reuters, Kuleva made the remarks at a press conference after meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Ceaushoulu in Lviv, western Ukraine on the 17th local time.
“We want Turkey to be one of the countries that guarantees the security of Ukraine to end the war with Russia,” Kuleva said.
“Turkey is mediating direct dialogue between the leaders of Ukraine and Russia,” he added.
“Ukraine, together with the five permanent members of the UN, has proposed that Germany and Turkey provide collective security for Ukraine,” said Chowshoulu.
He added, “Russia is not against such a proposal either, and will be able to accept it.”
Chowshoulu visited Moscow the day before and met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“The possibility of a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine is growing,” said Chowsholu, who met with both foreign ministers.
Russia and Ukraine have been conducting peace negotiations in the form of videoconferences since the 14th.
Ukraine is insisting that the United States, Britain, and Turkey guarantee its security instead of giving up its membership in the NATO.
In addition, the two sides are also known to be discussing the neutralization of Ukraine, restrictions on the arms of the Ukrainian army, and a ban on Ukraines attracting foreign troops.