1 February 2014, 21:44

Ban calls on Ukraine gov’t and opposition for more flexibility in crisis solving

Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has met Saturday Ukraine’s opposition leaders, including the UDAR Party leader, Vitaly Klitschko, the Secretary General announced to journalists at the 50th Munich Security Conference.

"Yesterday I met Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara and earlier today – with opposition leaders, including Vitaly Klitschko," Ban Ki-moon said.

He noted that "listened attentively to the Minister and the opposition leaders" and voiced his concern about the confrontation in the country. Ban Ki-moon underlined that it had been his first meeting with the opposing sides since the outset of the crisis in Ukraine.

"I urged the government to take determined and resolute steps to reduce the tensions in the country. I also called on the both sides to show patience and more flexibility seeking a way out of the crisis and ensure the peaceful future for the country," the UN Secretary General said.

At the same time, during the meeting he pointed out the necessity of expressing their point of view in a peaceful fashion.

"This is a fundamental principle of democracy," Ban Ki-moon added.

Voice of Russia, TASS



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