MOSCOW, 29 Sep — PRIME. Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a conversation with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, gave a fundamental assessment of the unprecedented act of sabotage, an act of international terrorism against the Nord Stream gas pipelines, the Kremlin press service reports.
“The President of Russia gave a fundamental assessment of the unprecedented sabotage, in fact, an act of international terrorism against the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines. It was noted that Russia is bringing this issue up for urgent discussion in the UN Security Council,” – the message says.
The leaders of the two countries also positively assessed the interaction in the energy sector. “In particular, the progressive dynamics of trade and economic ties, a significant increase in trade turnover was noted. A positive assessment was given to interaction in the energy industry – in the framework of the implementation of contracts for the supply of Russian natural gas to Turkey and the joint construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. Interest in the practical implementation of agreements, achieved at the meetings of the Presidents of Russia and Turkey in Sochi and Samarkand.
In addition, Putin and Erdogan drew attention to the need to fulfill the food deal, including the removal of barriers to supplies from the Russian Federation to world markets.
“Gratefulness was expressed for Turkey’s contribution to the achievement of the Istanbul agreements on the export of grain from the Black Sea ports and the export of Russian agricultural products and fertilizers. global markets,” the statement said.
The parties also discussed the conflict in Ukraine and the referendums held in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.