Turkish President and NATO secretary General exchanged views on the border situation in Ukraine by phone

On February 7, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchanged views with NATO secretary General Jens Stoltenberg over the phone on the border situation in Ukraine.’Turkey has done what is necessary to end the tension between Russia and Ukraine and has been moving in the direction of de-escalating the situation,’ Erdogan said during the call, according to a statement released by the presidential press service.The crisis should be resolved peacefully and diplomatically within the framework of the Minsk Agreements, on the basis of respect for the territorial integrity of Ukraine and international law.Through various channels, Turkey has expressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky its willingness to host the dialogue between the leaders of the two countries or the working level.NATO secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Erdogan for his active efforts for the political settlement of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.Ukraine and Russia have recently deployed a large number of military personnel and equipment along their border.The United States, Ukraine and NATO have described as an “invasion” of Russian forces near Ukraine’s eastern border.The Biden administration has announced the deployment of additional troops to Europe in response to tensions along the Border with Russia.Britain and France also said they would send more troops to eastern Europe to support THEIR NATO Allies.Russia denied the incursion, stressing that NATO activities threaten its border security and that it has the right to deploy troops to defend its territory.

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