Russian dictator Putin desperately seeks a way out of the war against Ukraine and from the confrontation with the Western states. But who will talk to him after the war crimes that Moscow troops committed in Ukraine?
Ibrahim Kalin, a representative for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said CNN on October 8 that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin seeks a new “great bargain” between Russia and the West.
In Kalin’s opinion, it appears likely that Russia’s war in Ukraine will last for a while, and the only remaining question is how much damage will have been done by the time talks begin.
The official stated, “Our impression is that Mr. Putin wants to have a new great bargain, a new arrangement with the West.
Without a doubt, Ukraine plays a role in it. However, a new agreement between Russia and the West is perhaps the bigger problem.
According to Moscow, the agreements reached under Presidents Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin at the end of the Cold War do not adequately represent the country now, Kalin stated.
He added that as a result, the entire liberal system is put to a serious test. “There is a new Russia, there is a new globe, there is a new reality, and they want to have a new bargain,” he said.
On October 7, Erdogan and Putin spoke on the phone. The Turkish president had previously stated that even the worst possible peace in Ukraine would be preferable than war on October 6.
Erdogan claimed that recent prisoner swaps and the agreement allowing the transport of Ukrainian grain from multiple Black Sea ports in Ukraine were examples of what might be accomplished through discussion and mediation.
On September 30, Russian tyrant Vladimir Putin signed “agreements” on annexing Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory with collaborators from Kherson and Zaporizhzhya oblasts as well as puppet officials from the phony republics the Kremlin established in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Then, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy agreed with a recent National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) decision to forbid any negotiations with Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin.
The President’s Office emphasized that while Putin remains in charge of Russia, talks between Ukraine and Russia are impossible.