UN chief will meet with Vladimir Putin in Moscow over Ukraine | News

The Secretary General of the United Nations Organization, António Guterres, announced that he will meet this Tuesday with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, to discuss issues related to Ukraine.


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“The secretary general will visit Moscow, where on April 26 he will hold a working meeting and lunch with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and will be received by President Vladimir Putin,” said a statement published by the international body.

For its part, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the top UN leader and Lavrov will discuss issues related to the crisis in Ukraine and the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.

Likewise, the Russian government institution explained that Guterres will be informed of the course of the Russian special military operation in defense of Donbas in accordance with article 51 of the United Nations charter.

“Special emphasis will be placed on our unwavering support for the work of the UN and the provisions of its Charter, as well as the central coordinating role of the world organization in world affairs,” reads the text issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry. .

Other issues that can be addressed in Moscow within the framework of the visit of the highest UN official are issues related to Syria, Libya and talk about possible solutions to the situation in the Middle East.

The UN, which, according to what it issued, seeks to discuss urgent measures to implement peace with the respective leaders involved in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, has announced that two days after Guterres’ visit to Moscow, he will go to kyiv to hold an exchange with the president. Vladimir Zelenski and with the Foreign Minister, Dimitri Kuleba.