UN chief to satisfy with Putin in Moscow, desires ‘to carry peace to Ukraine urgently’

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United Nations Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres is heading to Moscow subsequent week to satisfy with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a uncommon go to of a key international determine to the Kremlin throughout its invasion of Ukraine. 

The U.N. chief’s spokesperson additionally advised Reuters that Guterres will meet with Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov. 

“He hopes to talk about what can be done to bring peace to Ukraine urgently,” Reuters quoted the spokesperson as saying. 

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to the media at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on March 14.

United Nations Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres speaks to the media on the United Nations Headquarters in New York Metropolis on March 14.
(REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photograph)

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Russia started the struggle in Ukraine on Feb. 24, and on April 11, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer turned the primary chief from a European Union nation to go to Moscow in the course of the battle. 

Guterres can also be attempting to rearrange a go to with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on the current situation in Russia's iron and steel industry via videoconference in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a gathering on the present state of affairs in Russia’s iron and metal trade through videoconference within the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday.
(AP/Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photograph)

 

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On Tuesday, he known as for a four-day Orthodox Easter pause within the preventing, beginning Thursday. 

“The secretary-general is not so much disappointed that his own personal call was not heeded, but more that there has been no truce, that civilians cannot leave besieged areas and that the aid that the U.N. and our partners are ready to deliver to these besieged areas cannot go in,” his spokesperson advised Reuters. 

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