The US reacts to Putin's visit to Erdogan: details
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The US reacts to Putin's visit to Erdogan: details

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The US State Department commented on Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's planned visit to Turkey on February 12.

Putin is going to Turkey. What they say in the USA

A Deputy Spokesman of the US State Department, Vedant Patel, made a statement on this matter.

First, I will leave it to our Turkish partners to discuss their commitments and foreign policy. If any country can play a significant role in deterring the Russian Federation from its malicious actions, we would certainly welcome it.

Vedant Patel

Vedant Patel

Deputy spokesperson of the US State Department

Journalists also asked him to comment on the data that Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan allegedly plans to discuss a new mechanism for exporting Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea with the head of the Kremlin.

According to Patel, against this background, one cannot forget the critical role of Turkey in the implementation of the Black Sea grain initiative, which the Russian Federation thwarted in the summer of 2023.

The representative of the US State Department reminded that it is extremely important that Ukrainian grain is delivered as intended.

And if tangible progress can be made on this issue, we will certainly welcome it, Patel summarised.

What is known about Putin's upcoming visit to Turkey

Reuters learned from its anonymous sources that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin intends to arrive in Ankara on February 12.

As part of the upcoming visit to Turkey, the President of the Russian Federation is expected to meet with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Later, official Moscow confirmed plans for Putin's visit to Ankara but did not name a specific date.

Yes, a visit is being prepared, — said the dictator's aide Yury Ushakov, answering the propagandists' questions.

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