Turkey is ready to join the Humanitarian Contact Group on Ukraine, support the UN evacuation efforts and provide humanitarian assistance.
This was discussed at a meeting between Turkish presidential envoy Ibrahim Kalin and Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths in Ankara, Ukrinform reports citing Kalin in Twitter.
“Our comprehensive initiatives continue to focus on ending the war in Ukraine and delivering humanitarian aid. No one is interested in the fact that the war, which has entered its third month, continues. Plans to establish a new order through war will lead to new conflicts,” Kalyn wrote.
According to the publication Hurriyetduring a meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, they discussed the humanitarian situation and assistance to Ukraine.
Details of a plan to create a Humanitarian Contact Group on Ukraine, which is expected to include representatives from Russia, Ukraine, the UN and Turkey, were also assessed.
At the meeting, it was said that Turkey, within the framework of the Humanitarian Contact Group, is ready to support the UN’s efforts to evacuate and provide humanitarian assistance.
It was also noted that a ceasefire and progress in the negotiation process are important for ending the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
It was agreed that Turkey and the UN will maintain close coordination and cooperation to prevent humanitarian crises.
As reported by Ukrinform, the UN Human Rights Council will hold May 12, a special session to review the deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression.