ANKARA, December 1 (Sputnik) – Russia and Turkey stand for the resolution of the Ukrainian crisis in line with the Minsk agreements and international law, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.
"As far as the Ukrainian crisis is concerned, we [Turkey and Russia], of course, stress that the Ukrainian crisis should be settled in line with international law and all the agreements, including those reached in Minsk," Erdogan said after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In mid-April, the Kiev authorities launched a military operation in Ukraine's southeast attempting to suppress the independent supporters of the southeastern regions who refused to recognize the government that came to power following the February coup.
In September, the warring sides reached a ceasefire agreement and signed a memorandum that laid out specific steps for the ceasefire regime implementation. However, ever since the agreement was reached, the Ukrainian forces and the independent supporters have accused each other of the truce violation.
Moscow has repeatedly emphasized the necessity to settle the crisis in Ukraine peacefully through a dialogue.