#AceWorldNews – Moscow – March 20. – At his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, March 20, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern about the latest events in Ukraine and Russia.
Ban Ki-moon noted Russia was one of the world leaders and major international actors.
He thanked Putin for the opportunity to meet with him personally even though they had talked with each other by phone several times lately.
Ban Ki-moon will try to launch a direct dialogue between Russia and Ukraine during his visits to Moscow and Kiev on March 20-21, his spokesperson Farhan Haq said ahead of the trip.
He said the main task was to start a direct dialogue between Moscow and Kiev in order to agree concrete measures that will pave the way to diplomatic settlement, he said.
Ban Ki-moon believes that the world is at a crossroads and although the situation was complex over the past several days, the road to a peaceful solution is still open.
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