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Russia: Putin thanks Kazakh president for mediating between Moscow and Ankara02:55

Russia: Putin thanks Kazakh president for mediating between Moscow and Ankara

Russian Federation, Sochi
August 16, 2016 at 13:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in Sochi on Tuesday for his “mediation” which helped restore Russian-Turkish ties. Putin thanked Nazarbayev at a bilateral meeting where both leaders also discussed issues including Ukraine, sanctions against Russia and the Syria conflict.

Nazarbayev said that he is “glad that relations with Turkey are now getting better” adding that “the actions of Russia in Syria are aimed at the future." Putin meanwhile confirmed that Moscow is “sincerely committed to the restoration of full-format relations with a friendly Turkey."

Speaking about the Ukraine conflict, the Kazakh president pointed out that the country’s leader Petro Poroshenko “is inclined to find[ing] a compromise." That is because “the majority in the Rada prevent the acceptance of a [special] status for Donbass and the second region there [Lugansk],” according to Nazarbayev.

Trade turnover and other issues concerning bilateral ties between Russia and Kazakhstan were also discussed by the presidents, who were meeting for the fourth time this year.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in Sochi on Tuesday for his “mediation” which helped restore Russian-Turkish ties. Putin thanked Nazarbayev at a bilateral meeting where both leaders also discussed issues including Ukraine, sanctions against Russia and the Syria conflict.

Nazarbayev said that he is “glad that relations with Turkey are now getting better” adding that “the actions of Russia in Syria are aimed at the future." Putin meanwhile confirmed that Moscow is “sincerely committed to the restoration of full-format relations with a friendly Turkey."

Speaking about the Ukraine conflict, the Kazakh president pointed out that the country’s leader Petro Poroshenko “is inclined to find[ing] a compromise." That is because “the majority in the Rada prevent the acceptance of a [special] status for Donbass and the second region there [Lugansk],” according to Nazarbayev.

Trade turnover and other issues concerning bilateral ties between Russia and Kazakhstan were also discussed by the presidents, who were meeting for the fourth time this year.