|NATO Claims It Doesn't Want the Russo-Ukrainian War to End|
"There are countries in the West who want the war to continue, including NATO member states among them," he said, according to Russian media outlet TASS. He did not offer any specifics about which countries he believes want to prolong the conflict or why they want to do so. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday (23/8) claimed several member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) want the Russia-Ukraine war to continue. During an interview with Haber's Global TV channel, Cavusoglu said he believed NATO countries did not want the war to end.
"I mean not only the US but also the NATO member states," he continued. He did not stop there, he also said several European countries were deliberately sabotaging the grain deal between Russia and Ukraine, while stressing that the US was not included in this section. "There are also those who want to sabotage the grain deal, but this is not the US," he said. As a member of NATO, Turkey has broken away from other member states in the months following the invasion as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aims to maintain economic ties with Russia which he views as beneficial to his own country's economy.
Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, and it quickly drew international backlash, including from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). "The US contributed [to the conclusion of the grain deal], including lifting restrictions on Russia's fertilizer exports, unblocking ports and [lifting restrictions] on banking operations. But there are also European countries that want to sabotage this. We have not lost hope and continue our efforts. us," he said in an interview with TV channel Haber Global, quoted by TASS. Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, and it quickly drew international backlash, including from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Since then, NATO has stood firmly behind Ukraine, with many member states offering humanitarian and military assistance to Kyiv to help them defeat Russia. Their support has allowed Ukraine to carry out attacks in Crimea and has weakened the Russian military. Citing TASS, under a Russia-UN memorandum, the United Nations pledged to work to lift anti-Russian restrictions that hamper exports of agricultural products and fertilizers. Another document describes the mechanism for grain exports from Ukrainian-controlled Black Sea ports. On July 22, a package of documents aimed at solving the problem of food and fertilizer supply in the global market was signed.