The Turkish presidency welcomes the ceasefire in Ukraine


Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin confirmed that his country welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire in Ukraine to evacuate civilians.

Kalin said in a tweet on Monday that Turkey will continue its initiatives led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan until the ceasefire becomes permanent and peace negotiations are fruitful.


Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry announced a temporary ceasefire in the Ukrainian cities of Kyiv, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy, starting at 10:00 Moscow time, in order to evacuate civilians.

At the dawn of last February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, which was followed by angry international reactions and the imposition of “tough” economic and financial sanctions on Moscow.