Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye Mustafa Şentop, in his speech at the reception, stated that Türkiye made an effort from the very beginning to prevent the Russia-Ukraine crisis from turning into a war.
Expressing that Russia’s attack on Ukraine is against international law on all grounds, Parliament Speaker Şentop emphasized that Türkiye’s efforts to achieve a humanitarian ceasefire continue.
Parliament Speaker Şentop said, “It is necesary to make an effort and take effective steps to end the war as soon as possible.”
Ukrainian Ambassador Vasyl Bodnar also thanked Türkiye for its efforts to restore peace.
Stating that Türkiye sent more than 70 humanitarian aid trucks through AFAD and Red Crescent, and they were met with great gratitude, Bodnar said that they needed support in terms shelter, food and health services.