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Lavrov expects good results from Russia-Ukraine peace talks in Turkey

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said peace talks between Russia and Ukraine will resume Monday or Tuesday in Istanbul and that they hope to have successful results, reports TurkicWorld to the reference DailySabah.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavushoglu discussed the latest developments and the situation in Ukraine in a phone conversation with Lavrov late Sunday.

Meanwhile, a Kremlin official said Russian and Ukrainian delegations will travel to Istanbul on Monday, noting that the decision to meet in person was particularly important.

"So far we cannot state any significant achievements or breakthroughs," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters, adding that it was "important" that it had been decided to continue the talks in person.

Lavrov also said that a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy should happen once the two sides are closer to agreeing on key issues.

Speaking to Serbian media outlets, Lavrov added that any meeting between Putin and Zelenskyy to exchange views on the conflict right now would be counter-productive.

On Sunday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Putin confirmed that the next round of negotiation talks would be held in Turkey's largest metropolis Istanbul on March 28-30.

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