Russia and Ukraine exchanged 200 prisoners of war Wednesday as a result of Türkiye’s mediation and diplomatic traffic conducted with the countries’ leaders, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced.
Erdoğan told reporters in New York City that the prisoner exchange under Türkiye’s mediation was an “important step” towards ending the war between the two countries.
He noted that efforts to establish peace between Russia and Ukraine continue.
The president also thanked his counterparts, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, adding: “I would also like to thank all my friends who contributed to this process.”
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