WALL – Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitriy Peskov said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks on Crimea do not prevent Russia from cooperating with Turkey on Ukraine. In the face of journalists reminding Erdogan’s statements on Crimea at his daily press conference, Peskov said, “Ankara said from the very beginning that it differed with us on this issue, but Crimea is part of the Russian Federation. Therefore, what Erdogan said is what he said. impossible,” he said.
Attending the Crimea Platform Online Leaders Summit last week, President Erdoğan said, “The extradition of Crimea to Ukraine, of which it is an inseparable part, is essentially a requirement of international law.”
Underlining that Erdogan’s view does not prevent cooperation with Turkey on Ukraine and on issues that benefit Russia, Peskov said, “We greatly appreciate Turkey’s efforts to overcome difficult situations, as in the grain issue. Therefore, we talked and will continue to talk about issues that are in our interest. “We have very good potential to deepen cooperation,” he said.