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Turkey announced its readiness to send a ship to evacuate people from Azovstal

Ibrahim Kalyn

Turkish presidential press secretary Ibrahim Kalin

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The official representative of the president of the republic, Ibrahim Kalyn, spoke on this topic. The statement was made on Saturday, May 14.

Ankara is ready to send a ship designed to evacuate people from the Ukrainian metallurgical plant Azovstal in Mariupol, writes TASS. Citizens withdrawn from its territory will be delivered by land to the port of Berdyansk, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s representative said in an interview with the agency. Reuters.

“A Turkish ship will take them across the Black Sea to Istanbul. If it can be done this way, we will be happy to do it. In fact, our ship is ready to go and deliver wounded soldiers and other civilians to Turkey,” he noted.

Ibrahim Kalin added that Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally discussed this proposal with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it “remains on the table.” However, the Russian Federation did not support the initiative, the representative of the head of Turkey stated.

Earlier in Ukraine, it was reported that a new round of negotiations had begun on a roadmap for the evacuation of Azovstal. Turkey will act as an intermediary in it. The operation will be carried out in several stages, the first of which is the evacuation of the seriously wounded.

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