The Secretary-General spoke today with the President of Ukraine
The Secretary-General informed the President of Ukraine that he has continued to follow the situation in Ukraine closely and shared his grave concern about recent developments in the country.
The Secretary-General recalled his statement of 20 January, calling for meaningful, sustained and inclusive dialogue by all parties in order to find a solution to the crisis and prevent further bloodshed. He encouraged the President to lead the way to a constructive dialogue process to help resolve the crisis in his country peacefully and through compromise.
The Secretary-General assured the President that the United Nations stood by Ukraine and its people.