Russian President Vladimir Putin sets conditions to end Moscow's invasion of Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin has set conditions for ending Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
In his one-hour telephone discussion with President Erdogan of Turkey, President Putin said that Russia will only halt its operations if Ukraine stops fighting and Moscow's demands are met.
President Putin calls its assault a special military operation.
Erdogan urged his Russian counterpart to declare a cease-fire in Ukraine, open humanitarian corridors, and sign a peace agreement. Ankara has called the Russian invasion unacceptable and has offered to host talks, but has opposed sanctions on Moscow.
It should be noted that Turkey is a NATO nation that has a maritime border with Russia and Ukraine in the black sea.
The UN says the current situation is the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since world war 2.