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China and Turkiye reportedly create negotiation platforms for war in Ukraine

China and Turkiye reportedly create negotiation platforms for war in Ukraine China and Turkiye reportedly are creating negotiation platforms for the war in Ukraine (photo: Getty Images)

Turkiye and China are likely developing their negotiation platforms to settle the war in Ukraine, which the Kremlin could use to advance its narratives regarding negotiations and the war, according to a report by ISW.

Russia has previously actively used China's approach to a vague peace plan for Ukraine in its propaganda.

Earlier, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Li Hui, the special representative of the Chinese government for Eurasian affairs, would visit Ukraine, Russia, and several European countries to address the military conflict. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in turn, stated on February 28 that Ankara is ready to provide Russia and Ukraine with another platform for negotiations.

The Kremlin will most likely turn these proposed platforms into informational weapons to promote the idea that Ukraine is the party refusing negotiations. ISW experts continue to believe that the Kremlin is not interested in honest negotiations with Ukraine and is not interested in ending the war on any terms other than those formulated by Russia.

Ukraine-Russia negotiations

Recall that after the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the countries held several rounds of negotiations, but they were then put on pause. Last year, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy adopted a decision by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine stating the impossibility of negotiations with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

Recently, the American TV channel NBC News, citing officials in the EU and the US, reported that Western countries have begun to discuss with Ukraine the possibility of peaceful negotiations with Russia, but not publicly. Presumably, they involve some concessions from Ukraine.

At the same time, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy denied that the US and the EU are pushing Ukraine for peaceful negotiations with Russia.

Yesterday, February 28, Erdogan stated that Turkiye is again ready to resume the negotiation process between Russia and Ukraine, which previously took place in Istanbul.