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Russian President Vladimir Putin and United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres will meet in Moscow next week, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

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“On Tuesday, April 26, UN Secretary General António Guterres will arrive in Moscow to talk with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He will be received by President Vladimir Putin,” Peskov explained.

The visit will take place after the international authority went to the permanent missions of Russia and Ukraine in the United Nations with a statement addressed to the presidents of these nations, Vladimir Putin and Volodímir Zelensky, respectively.

The representative of the United Nations explained that “both Ukraine and the Russian Federation are founding members of the United Nations and have always been strong supporters of this Organization”, which justifies the interest of his visit.

He also declared that he is interested in discussing urgent measures that guarantee “peace in Ukraine and the future of multilateralism based on the Charter of the United Nations and international law”.

The UN official also spoke out on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine earlier in the week when he called for a four-day truce in Ukraine from April 21-24.

It would coincide with the Orthodox Christian day of Holy Week, but was rejected by Moscow because it could take numerous lives in the Russian troops.

Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine has been underway for two months after the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics asked Moscow for help in the face of kyiv’s offensive.

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