Turkey’s Erdogan says Russian invasion of Ukraine not realistic -NTV

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ANKARA, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was cited on Tuesday as saying the prospect of a Russian invasion of Ukraine was not realistic and that he needed to discuss the crisis with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The West has voiced fears of a possible invasion of Ukraine by tens of thousands of Russian troops gathered near its border. Russia has denied such plans.

“I don’t view Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a realistic approach because Ukraine is not an ordinary country. Ukraine is a strong country,” Erdogan told reporters during a trip to Albania on Monday. “For Russia to take that step, it would need to revise the situation in the whole world and its own.” (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu Editing by Daren Butler)

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