Under the above title, Sergey Aksionov wrote, in “Svobodnaya Prisa”, about the proposed role of Turkish mediation between Russia and Ukraine and the possible position of the Kremlin on it.
The article stated: Turkey is ready to become a mediator in the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine to settle a possible conflict between them in the region, as Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on his way back from Turkmenistan.
So far, they are coldly dealing in Moscow with Erdogan’s proposal. Peskov pointed out that Russia is not a party to the conflict in the Donbass, which means that a solution cannot be found. The Kremlin stressed that Kiev needs to speak with representatives of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Democratic Republics.
As the senior researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Assistant Professor at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Vladimir Avatkov said:
After the conflict in the South Caucasus (in Nagorno-Karabakh), the Turkish leadership felt the opportunity to influence this space and interfere with the operations taking place there.
Erdogan has a desire to please the West, on the one hand, and to show that he is undermining and wresting the post-Soviet space from Russia; On the other hand, he has a desire to hijack the agenda in the former Soviet space from both Russia and the West, and to monopolize it, within the framework of the axis ideology pursued by the new Turkey, which is trying to influence its surroundings and shape its own worlds.
Does Erdogan have enough tools to influence the situation with Ukraine?
Now, it is much more important for Erdogan to solve Turkey’s internal problems, because the economic situation is not at its best. Its resources for external influence are dwindling due to the complex internal political situation.
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