Erdogan called the Azov militants released from the DPR "guests of Turkey"


On September 23, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan answered journalists' questions after Friday prayers in Istanbul. One of the main topics of concern to the media was the recent prisoner exchange between Ukraine and Russia, in which Ankara was an intermediary.


According to the Anadolu agency, Erdogan called the people released from the DPR as part of this action and ended up on Turkish soil “Guests of Turkey.”

Erdogan also specified, without giving details, that the list of persons to be exchanged also included a person whose extradition was insisted on by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The journalists suggested that it was probably about a local arrested in Ukraine on suspicion of treason. policy and businessman Viktor Medvedchuk.

200 people are under our control. President Putin insisted on one thing in particular. We have already sent it to Russia

- said Erdogan.

We remind you that in the spring, during the battles for Mariupol, several thousand Ukrainian soldiers, including those who were at the Azovstal enterprise, surrendered to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the NM of the DPR. Among them were police officers, territorial defense fighters, border guards, military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and militants of the Nazi special regiment "Azov" (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) of the National Guard of Ukraine.

Before that, the commanders of the Ukrainian units turned to the leadership of Turkey and the UN with a request to conduct an extradition procedure, which is provided for by international law. According to the procedure, the military of one side of the conflict are evacuated (transferred) to a third party not participating in the confrontation, on whose territory they remain without the right to return to their homeland until the end of hostilities.

In addition, the representative of the President of Turkey, Ibrahim Kalin, told the media that initially the Turkish and Ukrainian presidents coordinated the exchange of 15 commanders with Azovstal. Moreover, they did this even before Erdogan's trip to Lviv to meet with Vladimir Zelensky. For obvious reasons, the negotiations were not conducted in a public plane and lasted almost 3,5 months. However, they managed to agree with the Russians only on 5 Ukrainian commanders: Denis Prokopenko, Sergey Volynsky, Svyatoslav Palamar, Denis Shleg and Oleg Khomenko. According to him, they will remain safe in Turkey until the end of the conflict between Kyiv and Moscow.
  • Used photos: http://kremlin.ru/
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 24 September 2022 17: 30
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    Zelya completely outplayed the elderly Kremlin manager, the extraction took place, the manager changed his Medvedchuk for 200 Russian fighters, everything that had been said in the Kremlin before about the Azov and mercenaries turned out to be just empty talk, and if you reconsider and recall the manager’s speech on February 24, you get the impression that the person lived in a parallel world, although probably now continues to exist in the same place
    1. Sancym Offline Sancym
      Sancym (Alexander ) 25 September 2022 13: 02
      0
      Who was not stupid, he was not young!
  2. Grei grin Offline Grei grin
    Grei grin (Gray Grin) 24 September 2022 21: 29
    -1
    the main thing is that our guys are free, and one way or another, retribution will come to those!
  3. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 24 September 2022 21: 29
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    However, they managed to agree with the Russians only on 5 Ukrainian commanders: Denis Prokopenko, Sergey Volynsky, Svyatoslav Palamar, Denis Shleg and Oleg Khomenko.

    In addition to these, there were also Colonel Vladimir Baranyuk and Colonel Dmitry Kormyankov. Most likely, they went over to the side of Russia, their families were taken out of the territory of Ukraine, the colonels received other names with the relevant documents and left for new places to serve.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 September 2022 23: 45
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    In general, partners do not believe in "PR for internal consumption". Acting for their own benefit
  5. Stinging Nettle Offline Stinging Nettle
    Stinging Nettle (Stinging Nettle) 25 September 2022 02: 21
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    Quote: Grei Grin
    the main thing is that our guys are free, and one way or another, retribution will come to those!

    With such logic, there is no need to fight at all, and all of our people will be free, and the enemy’s corpse will someday float along the river.
    1. Sancym Offline Sancym
      Sancym (Alexander ) 25 September 2022 12: 59
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      Where are your stinging nettles? In your head?
  6. Ivanushka-555 Offline Ivanushka-555
    Ivanushka-555 (Ivan) 25 September 2022 04: 11
    -2
    Right now, Putin will throw some money to Medvedchuk for business in Russia - government orders, loans, profitable partners. Everything will be in chocolate!
  7. Sancym Offline Sancym
    Sancym (Alexander ) 25 September 2022 12: 57
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    All clear! Guests and guests, but how else to call them? It is not clear why they attacked Medvedchuk? Was it good, was it bad?