Negotiations on the settlement of the situation in Ukraine can only be based on taking into account the legitimate interests of the Russian Federation.

APA's Moscow correspondent reports that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said this at a joint press conference on the results of the talks he held with his Turkish counterpart Mevlud Çavuşoğlu in Ankara.


According to him, these legitimate interests were arrogantly "ignored" by the West.

"Both the president of the Russian Federation and other representatives have repeatedly said that we do not refuse negotiations, but these negotiations can take place only on the basis that we have mentioned, on the basis of taking into account the legitimate interests and legitimate concerns of Russia," Lavrov emphasized.

The Russian Foreign Minister also spoke about the "Grain Agreement".

According to him, the Russian part of the agreement is not implemented, obstacles continue to remain.

"The Russian part of this package, which is provided for in the special memorandum between the UN and our country, is not implemented at all. Both our Turkish friends and the initiator of the whole package, Mr. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the UN, address relevant calls and demands to Western countries, but everything remains in vain. Russian products "Obstacles on the way to financing, logistics clearance, and insurance of exports remain and are even getting tougher. Of course, we will discuss with our Turkish friends the future prospects of this whole situation in a situation where the decisions taken at the initiative of the UN Secretary General are blocked," Lavrov said.

He added that Russia extended the grain agreement by 60 days to a minor tension: "We had to, once we extended this agreement for a second term by 120 days, and we have not found any signs that anyone can really solve these issues.

We escalated a bit and offered to extend this contract for a total of 60 days.

"If there is no further progress in removing barriers to the export of Russian fertilizers and grain, we will consider whether this deal is necessary."