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Zelensky says Erdogan visit is 'powerful message of support'

UN to ensure security at Zaporizhzhia power plant

18 August, 18:48
(ANSA-AFP) - LVIV, AUG 18 - President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday praised the first visit to Ukraine since the start of the war by Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who helped broker a grain deal between Kyiv and Moscow. "The visit of the President of Turkey to Ukraine is a powerful message of support from such a powerful country," Zelensky said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday threw Turkey's support behind Ukraine and warned of the danger of "another Chernobyl" disaster erupting at a nuclear power plant held by invading Russian forces. "While continuing our efforts to find a solution (to the conflict), we remain on the side of our Ukraine friends," Erdogan said after talks with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, adding: "We are worried. We don't want another Chernobyl". In a separate meeting with UN chief Antonio Guterres, Zelensky called on the UN to ensure security at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, where increased fighting has raised fears of a nuclear incident. (ANSA-AFP).

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