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Ukraine, Russia make no progress in cease-fire talks in Turkey

The discussions fail to achieve a cease-fire or a humanitarian corridor for the port city of Mariupol, but Cavusoglu says Turkey’s diplomatic efforts would continue as Erdogan braces for top level meetings with Azerbaijan, Greece and Germany.
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The first meeting between the top diplomats of Russia and Ukraine since Moscow invaded neighboring Ukraine on Feb. 24 dashed hopes of easing the humanitarian situation on the ground.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended a meeting hosted by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in the southern town of Antalya. Cavusoglu met with the two separately before the tripartite meeting on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, a three-day foreign policy marathon organized by Ankara.

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