Erdogan receives Guterres in Ankara on Monday

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The United Nations announced at dawn on Sunday that its Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Monday, before he travels on Tuesday to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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This came in a statement issued by the Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Eri Kuniko, a copy of which was received by Anatolia.

Koneko announced in a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Friday that the Secretary-General will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday, and he will also hold another meeting and a working lunch with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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In a statement issued by the Secretary-General’s office on Saturday and seen by Anatolia, the United Nations announced that its Secretary-General would meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv Thursday.

Guterres had requested, in two separate letters he sent to the missions of Russia and Ukraine to the UN, on Wednesday, to arrange visits for him to Moscow and Kiev, to meet with Russian President Putin and Ukrainian President Zelensky.

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On February 24, Russia launched an attack on Ukraine, followed by international rejection and severe economic sanctions against Moscow, which required Kyiv to abandon plans to join military entities to end its operation and remain neutral, which the latter considers an “interference” in its sovereignty.