UKRAINE CRISIS

Russia and Ukraine foreign ministers to meet in Turkey

This will represent the first meeting between the two since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on 24 February.

In Summary

• This will represent the first meeting between the two since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on 24 February.

• So far, it has been reported that the meeting will take place on 10 March, while the diplomatic forum is scheduled to take place on 11 March.

Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba are scheduled to meet this week
Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba are scheduled to meet this week
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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart, Dmytro Kuleba, will meet in Turkey, Russia's foreign ministry has confirmed.

This will represent the first meeting between the two since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on 24 February.

Lavrov will be flying to an international diplomatic forum in Antalya, and his "contact" with Kuleba is planned to take place there, Russian state-owned news outlet RIA Novosti quoted foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova as saying on Wednesday morning.

The meeting was proposed by Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who had proposed holding it in a trilateral format with him, Kuleba and Lavrov at the table.

So far, it has been reported that the meeting will take place on 10 March, while the diplomatic forum is scheduled to take place on 11 March.

Peace talks between Russia and Ukraine have so far proven challenging, with no concrete agreement reached as yet.