Lavrov was expected to meet Kabsoguru on Wednesday with a military delegation.
At the heart of the negotiations is the opening of a safety corridor to ship Ukrainian grain, especially grain and wheat, blocked at the ports of the war-torn country.
Turkish agriculture minister Vahit Kirisci has hinted that Ankara and Kieu have reached an agreement to buy grain 25% below market prices, local media reported.
“But they (Ukrainians) have a security and export dilemma. They want us to be arbitrators here as Türkiye. Negotiations continue under the auspices of the United Nations. “.
“Both Russia and Ukraine trust us.”
The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, “Thanks for Turkey’s efforts to lift the closure of the Ukrainian port,” but “at this point, among Ukraine, Turkier and Russia, on this point. There is no agreement, “he added.
“We must make a decision with the participation of all parties,” the ministry said.
“We reject an agreement that does not consider Ukraine’s interests,” he added, adding that Western nations have taken an active role in sending military assistance to the Ukrainian coast and escorting convoys from Ukrainian ports to the Black Sea. He emphasized Kieu’s wish to fulfill. ..
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu had previously discussed grain exports with Turkey’s Hulusi Akar.
“The Defense Minister discussed in detail the issue of navigational safety in the Black Sea in connection with the resolution of the issue of grain exports from Ukraine.”
Ukraine’s ambassador to Turkey, Vasily Bodner, accused Russia of stealing Ukrainian grain “shamelessly” and sending it abroad, including Turkey, on Friday.
Türkiye has established itself as a neutral intermediary between the two Black Sea neighbors because it maintains a delicate balance.
It provided Ukraine with an armed drone, but refused to join Western sanctions against Russia.
On a phone call last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Moscow is ready to work with Ankara to release the sea transport blocked during the war. Said.
Russia’s attack on Ukraine and western sanctions have disrupted the supply of wheat and other commodities from both countries, fueling concerns about shortages and the risk of hunger around the world.
Russia and Ukraine produce 30 percent of the world’s wheat supply.
Dozens of container ships have been blocked in Ukrainian ports surrounded by Russian troops, blocking the export of wheat, sunflower oil and other groceries and crop fertilizers.
Navigation in the Black Sea has also been hampered by land mines deployed by both Russian and Ukrainian troops.
* Turkey officially changed the spelling of its name