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Russia-Ukraine war: UN chief to meet Putin, hold peace discussion

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António Guterres

On Tuesday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The purpose of Guterres’ gathering is to call for peace and to push Russia to halt its conflict with Ukraine.

Ms Eri Kaneko, Guterres’ Associate Spokesperson, announced the change at a press conference in New York on Friday.

“On April 26th, the Secretary-General will travel to Moscow. He will meet with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for a business meeting and lunch.
According to the UN correspondent of the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), Guterres wrote to the leaders of Russia and Ukraine on Wednesday, requesting meetings.

In an effort to halt the bloodshed in Ukraine, the UN head proposed a face-to-face meeting with them in their respective capitals.

The UN chief requested a meeting with them face-to-face in their respective capitals in effort to end the war in Ukraine.

UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric, said that Guterres had asked the Russian President, Putin, to receive him in Moscow and the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to receive him in Kyiv.

Dujarric said the letters were handed over to the countries’ UN Missions in New York on Tuesday.

“The secretary-general said he would like to discuss urgent steps to bring about peace in Ukraine and the future of multilateralism based on the Charter of the UN and international law.

“He noted that both Ukraine and the Russian Federation are founding members of the United Nations and have always been strong supporters of this Organisation,” he said.

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