Polish president to discuss Ukraine war in Ankara

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Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has arrived in Ankara to discuss ways to defuse the Russia-Ukraine hostilities with the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Before Duda took off from Warsaw, his chief foreign policy aide, Jakub Kumoch, said that Turkey is one of Poland's main allies in the region.

"Poland and Turkey are doing a lot to support Ukraine in its resistance against the Russian invasion," Kumoch said.

Turkey has been involved in peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. Last week, the Ukrainian, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers met in Antalya on Turkey's south-eastern coast to discuss the conflict, but the talks did not produce significant results.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, sparking the biggest military crisis in Europe since World War II.