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Turkey Says Ankara and Others Must Talk to Russia to Help End Ukraine War

Turkey Says Ankara and Others Must Talk to Russia to Help End Ukraine War

Sunday, 27 March, 2022 - 10:15
TOPSHOT - People reacts after fleeing their home in the suburbs of Kyiv, on March 26, 2022, during Russia's military invasion launched on Ukraine. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)

Turkey and other states must still talk to Russia to help end the war in Ukraine, Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Sunday, adding that Kyiv needed more support to defend itself.


"If everybody burns bridges with Russia then who is going to talk to them at the end of the day," Ibrahim Kalin told the Doha international forum, Reuters reported.


"Ukrainians need to be supported by every means possible so they can defend themselves ... but the Russian case must be heard, one way or the other."


Meanwhile, the head of Ukrainian military intelligence accused on Sunday Russia of trying to split Ukraine in two to create a Moscow-controlled region after failing to take over the whole country.


"In fact, it is an attempt to create North and South Korea in Ukraine," Kyrylo Budanov said in a statement, adding that Ukraine would soon launch guerrilla warfare in Russian-occupied territory.


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