The Turkish presidency said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have agreed to convene the next round of Russia-Ukraine negotiations in Istanbul, Turkey.
The two presidents spoke on the phone on Sunday and addressed the latest developments in the Russia-Ukraine crisis as well as the negotiation process, according to the Turkish presidency. The two presidents "decided that the next meeting of Russia's and Ukraine's negotiation teams will be place in Istanbul," the statement said.
During the conversation, Erdogan urged Putin that a truce and peace between Russia and Ukraine must be reached as quickly as possible, and that the humanitarian situation in the region must be rectified, and that Turkey will "help in every possible manner" during the process. David Arakhamia, a member of the Ukrainian delegation, the next round of peace talks between Ukraine and Russia would be held next week in Turkey.
"At today's video talks, two delegations agreed to hold the next live round in Turkey on March 28-30," Arakhamia posted on Facebook.