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Ukraine Latest: Erdogan Says Talks Focus on Ending War

Local residents inspect a crater following a strike in Druzhkivka village, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Aug. 17.

Local residents inspect a crater following a strike in Druzhkivka village, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Aug. 17.

Photographer: Anatolii Stepanov/AFP/Getty Images

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said talks in Lviv, western Ukraine, with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy focused on how to “ultimately end” the nearly six-month-old conflict. Erdogan said he would evaluate the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

Ukraine’s president held separate talks with each man before a joint meeting. Major topics included the situation at the Zaporizhizhia nuclear power plant. Guterres said the UN was establishing a “fact finding mission” to investigate last month’s attack on the Olenivka prison which killed dozens of Ukrainian POWs.