Lavrov said, in a press conference at the “Antalya Diplomatic Forum”: “Russia has not received any serious proposals for negotiations with Ukraine, since the Istanbul meeting in 2022,” explaining, saying: “There were no serious requests for us regarding the negotiations, I mean serious proposals aimed at... Indeed, it seeks to ensure the legitimate interests of the parties concerned.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated yesterday, Friday, that “there are not only foreign mercenaries in Ukraine, but there are professional officers from other countries, including British and French.” Lavrov said at the “Diplomatic Forum.” In Antalya: “Before the coup (in Ukraine), hundreds of Americans were sitting in the ministries, just as they are supposed to now have their own mercenaries, but in reality there are professional officers, there are British and French. We know this very well.” The Antalya Forum gathers The Third Diplomat, chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, brings together more than 20 presidents from more than 100 countries, in addition to more than 90 foreign ministers and 80 representatives of international organizations. The third edition of the forum this year will focus on “the development of diplomacy in times of turmoil.”