Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to meet Ukrainian counterpart Kuleba on Thursday, says Turkey

The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine will meet in Turkey on Thursday, according to the Turkish foreign minister.

In a televised statement, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said he will also be attending the meeting in Antalya between Sergei Lavrov and Dmytro Kuleba.

“Upon President Erdogan’s initiatives and our intensive diplomatic efforts, Foreign Ministers Sergei Lavrov of Russia and Dmytro Kuleba of Ukraine have decided to meet with my participation on the margins of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum,” Çavuşoğlu tweeted.

CNN has contacted the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry for confirmation. Çavuşoğlu said both Lavrov and Kuleba confirmed their participation.

The Antalya Diplomacy Forum is an annual event, and before Russia invaded Ukraine, the list of attendees included NATO chief Jans Stoltenberg and the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.We hope this meeting will be a turning point. We want this meeting to be an important step on the path of peace and stability. We will work for a lasting peace and stability,” Çavuşoğlu added.

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